What Do I Need to Get a Library Card?

You must present documents that 1) prove identity and 2) prove you live in West Virginia. Minors under 16 must have an adult present. A photo ID (such as a driver’s license) that includes your current mailing address will be sufficient. If your photo ID does not have a current address, you would need to show documentation to prove your place of residence.

Examples include:

  • driver’s license or Government-issued ID
  • utility bill
  • bank book
  • apartment lease
  • current postmarked letter with your name and address

Not a resident of West Virginia?

Out-of-State cards are available for $20 a year.

Card Policies

  • New cards are limited to 6 items in the first loan period. After, patrons may borrow up to 20 items at a time.
  • Library cards expire yearly. To renew your card, call, email, or stop in to verify your address. You can find out when your card expires by creating an online account

Library Card Application

Download the application, fill it out and return it to get a head start on your new library card!

Renew your items online

Log on to your account to renew your items.


Place an online hold

From the comfort of home, patrons can go to our library catalog and request an online hold.

Log on to “My Account” and enter your name, barcode and PIN in the appropriate fields.

Browse the catalog — just ours, or the entire consortium of nearly 50 libraries.

Click “Request” if you are interested in placing a hold on an item.

Patrons will be notified when the book is available to pick up at the specified location.