How do I get a library card?
A library card may be issued to any person furnishing proof of identity and residency. Cards are free of charge to residents of Ohio. You will need to present photo identification with your name and current address, such as a driver’s license or state ID. If photo ID is not current we need to see printed personal mail postmarked within two weeks. Children must be at least five years old and have a parent or legal guardian present to sign for the card. You may request a library card at the Carnegie Public Library circulation desk.
If you are not a resident of Ohio but are a permanent resident in a neighboring state (Pennsylvania or West Virginia) there is a $5 annual charge for your card. Because we do not keep much cash in the building, we ask that you do not bring in $20 or larger bills to pay for a card. If you do not have a permanent residence in this area you may get a temporary card with a $20 deposit.
We have digital cards available also. Go to https://carnegie.lib.oh.us/content/e-cards for more information.
How do I get a replacement card?
There is a $1 charge if you have lost your card and need another (the first card is free to an Ohio resident). Just bring photo identification when you come to the library and we will be happy to issue you another card. Because we do not keep much cash in the building, we ask that you do not bring in $20 or larger bills to pay for a replacement card.