Library Card

1.  Adults and children requesting a library card are required to provide their name, address, phone number, and ID.

2.  A form of picture ID with CURRENT address and name is required. If an individual does not have a picture ID with current address, another document such as a rental agreement or utility bill in conjunction with a photo ID may be accepted at the discretion of the librarian.

3.  There are no age limits on applying for a library card. -If a child is under 12 years of age, a parent or guardian must be present at registration and assumes responsibility for all materials charged on the card. Parents or guardians do not have to have a library card themselves. However, if the parent or guardian does have a library card, it must be in good standing before a card will be issued to their child. -The Washington Public Library will not judge or control the circulation of materials to children. Parents must assume the responsibility of supervising their children’s material usage. -The Library Director, as Custodian of Records, or his/her designee is granted the authority, but not the obligation, to provide a parent or guardian access to his/her child’s circulation records if the child is under the age of 12 as outlined in Section C of the Library’s Confidentiality of Records policy.

4. Cards not used within a three year period will no longer be considered valid and may be purged from the system.

5.  Replacement cards will be issued at a cost of $1.50 per card.

6. The owner of the card used to check out materials is responsible for the materials and their return to the library, and will be assessed fines or invoiced for missing books as appropriate.