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1 day old! Children age 12 and younger can get cards whenever their parent or legal guardian thinks they’re ready.
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Nope! If a child can’t write their name yet, their parent or legal guardian can write the child’s name on the card for them. A parent or legal guardian’s signature is required for all library cards issued to children age 12 and younger.
We need to see their parent or legal guardian’s photo ID and proof of address (if their current address isn’t on their photo ID) for all library cards issued to children age 12 and younger.
The easiest way for a child age 12 or younger to get a library card is for a parent or legal guardian to sign up the child in person. If a child's parent or legal guardian can't come to the library in person to sign them up, however, we can work with a caregiver to sign up the child for a library card.
A caregiver may present their photo ID to sign the child up for a temporary library card (good for 1 year), which will allow the child to check out a small number of items. The application should include the child's home address and their parent or legal guardian's contact information. Caregivers do not sign the application.
Library staff will mail the application to the child's parent or legal guardian. Once the parent or legal guardian has signed the application, the caregiver can bring the signed application back to the library with a copy or picture of the parent or legal guardian's photo ID and proof of address (if their current address isn't on their photo ID).
Once we have the signed application, parent or legal guardian's photo ID, and proof of address on file, the child's card will be changed to a general card-which allows 50 checkouts and 15 holds at a time.
Nope! Teens 13 and older can sign up for their own library card with photo ID and proof of address. If they don’t have a driver’s license or learner’s permit yet, they can show us their school ID and separate proof of address (piece of mail, logging into their StudentVUE account, etc.).
Patrons have to be 13 years or older to use a computer. 13 thru18 can use the Teen computers in the Teen area. 18 and older can use the Adult computers in the Carnegie Technology Center.