How do I get a library card?

Library users must present a valid library card to check items out. All residents of Putnam County are eligible to register for a library card free of charge from the PCLS. 

To register for a library card, the applicant must show proof of address. New library users are permitted limited materials at the time of registration (ONLY 2 items within the first 24 hours of being a member.) but will not have access to ILL materials during the first visit. Parents are required to sign a statement of responsibility for children under the age of 14.

Library cards expire every year but can be renewed at no cost. Library cards that are not used in four years may be deleted from the system unless there is a fine on the account. Lost library cards can be replaced for a $3.00 fee.

By signing up for a library card, Patrons accept the responsibility of the Internet Access Policy, as well as responsibility for any items checked out.