How to Get Your Free Library Card
Any Wisconsin resident is eligible for a free library card. You can use your card at all MORE libraries.
Apply for a library card in person at the library with proof of your current local residential street address with:
- A Wisconsin driver’s license or photo ID with your current address or
- A photo ID and something else that shows your current local street address such as mail, bills, a lease, paycheck, etc.
- If you work or go to school in Pierce or St. Croix counties, you are eligible for a free library card. Bring a student ID or documentation of where you work.
There is a $2.00 replacement charge for lost or destroyed library cards.
Library cards are renewed and updated annually. Do not throw away your library card.
Children under 18 years of age must have a legal guardian’s signature on their registration card.
If your fines or fees are over $10.00, you will not be able to check out or renew your materials.
When you sign up for your library card, you accept the following responsibilities:
- Any materials checked out on your card are your sole responsibility.
- You will promptly return all borrowed items by the due date or pay overdue charges.
- You will pay any replacement costs assessed for lost, unreturned or damaged materials.
- You will not lend your card to others.
- You will promptly report any changes in address.
- You will promptly report a lost or stolen card.
- You will obey the rules of behavior when visiting the library.
- If signing a library card for a juvenile, you accept responsibility for fines and charges on that child’s card and acknowledge that it is your responsibility, not the library’s, to monitor and approve a child’s choice of library materials and/or other information resources.
- You understand that you can request library records for your custodial child/ward under 16 (WI ST 43.30).
- You understand that failure to act responsibly may result in the suspension of library borrowing and use privileges, and that failure to pay library fines or return materials may result in local and state criminal penalties.
If you have any questions about your library account, call the library at 715-425-0905.
Get an E-Card
If you don’t have a library card from a MORE-member library and you’re a Wisconsin resident, you can get an e-card to use MORE’s shared electronic resources, including:
- Wisconsin’s Digital Library and the Libby App
- Flipster Magazines
- Transparent Language
- and more!
When you’ve completed the form, you’ll receive a numeric e-card code to log on to these resources. Please keep the code!
Individuals only need one library record. If you already have a card issued at a MORE-member library, you don’t need an e-card.
Contact the River Falls Public Library for help using your library card, or with any other questions.