Get A Library Card

Who can get a library card?

Library cards are free to any Wisconsin resident. Anyone at least five years old may apply for a library card. Anyone under age eighteen must have a parent or legal guardian sign the statement of responsibility on the application form.

How can I get a library card?

Fill out an application form. The application form requires you to provide:

  • Complete current address, including the name of your township if you reside outside the city limits.¬† If your driver’s license or state ID does not have your current address on it, you MUST bring in a piece of “official” mail (phone bill, electric bill, etc…) that is in your name (not husband, wife, etc…) with your current address on it.
  • Your correct phone number.
  • Name, address, and phone number of an “Address verification source”. An acceptable person is an adult who does not reside at your address, has a telephone number, knows you well enough to always know your current address and telephone number, and is legally able to provide that information to the Library if it should be requested.
  • Persons age 18 and over are also requested to provide a valid driver’s license number and expiration date and/or proof of address and identity.

If you have a library card from another public library in Dodge, Jefferson, Racine, Walworth or Washington Counties, that card may suffice for use at the Jefferson Public Library.

Holds notification – You can receive notification that your items are in or that they are coming due either by phone, email, or text message!!

What if I lose my card?

Replacements for lost cards are available; currently the charge for a new card is $2.00. Once a replacement card has been issued old cards will not be considered valid. You must notify the library if your card is lost!

You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card! You are responsible for notifying the library of any changes to address or telephone information.