Anyone may apply for a free Polk County Public Library card.
To get your own library card, visit any of our library locations and bring photo identification; driver’s license, student ID, military ID or passport all work. If your address is not on your ID, you’ll need a bank statement, utility bill, tax notice or other official proof of address.
If you are 17 or younger and don’t have your own ID and/or proof of address, a parent or guardian who has their own library card can be the responsible party for your account.
Institutions, such as an assisted living center, group home, or childcare facility, may also register for library accounts. To create a card for an institution, we’ll first need a signed approval letter from an authorized representative of the facility.
For more information about library accounts and circulation of materials, see our Circulation Policy.