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How do I get a library card?

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Library card applications are available at all MCDL libraries. You must be an Ohio resident to register for a library card. After completing the application, you will need to present photo identification with your name and current address, such as a driver’s license or Ohio State ID. Photo ID without the current address must be accompanied by personal mail received within four weeks of the application date.

An online application is now available.

There are three different library cards available to children 17 and under.
To receive a card with full borrowing privileges, a parent or guardian must sign for a minor (under age 18) and present photo identification with current address such as a driver’s license or Ohio state ID. Photo ID without the current address must be accompanied by mail received within four weeks of the application date. The child applicant must be present.

The 3forMe card
This card can be used by children 12 and under to check out three cataloged children’s books and to use the library computers. Holds cannot be placed on the library account. Fees for lost and damaged material do apply; the fee limit is $10.00. Overdue fees do not apply. A child may have a 3forMe account in addition to their regular library card. No ID or parental signature is required.

The TE3N
This card can be used by children 13 to 17 to check out three cataloged books and to use the library computers. Holds cannot be placed on the library account. Fees for lost and damaged material do apply. The fee limit is $10.00. Overdue fees do not apply. A child may have a TE3N card in addition to their regular library card. No ID or parental signature is required.

Educator
In addition to their personal account, educators may apply for an Educator Card. This account allows up to 100 items checked out. DVDs cannot be checked out on these cards. Educator cards have a longer loan period of three weeks for all regular material. Other library materials due dates will apply. The fee limit is $10.00. Over due fines will accrue on these accounts.

ECard
Want access to MCDL's remotely accessible electronic resources, including online resources, downloadable eBooks, audio, video and music, but don't need to check out materials (e.g. books, CDs or DVDs)? Try an MCDL eCard. Note: a standard card allows you all the benefits of an ecard along with full access to physical material.