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Getting a Library Card

NOTE: During the COVID pandemic, new patrons may sign-up for a temporary library card online or schedule an in-person visit to Library to get a physical card. Check details below for eligibility!

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  • All persons living in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia (Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler counties) may receive a library card by presenting proof of current address and a current ID.
  • College students not living with their parents must present a student identification, proof of local address, and proof of home address.
  • Residents in nearby counties of Ohio and Pennsylvania (Jefferson, Belmont, and Monroe in Ohio and Washington, Greene and Allegheny in Pennsylvania) may receive a library card upon payment of a $5.00 annual fee, with the exception of Bellaire residents, who will receive a card without charge, as Bellaire Library offers the same privilege to Ohio County residents.
  • Temporary and transient workers living in extended stay apartments and campsites may receive a library card upon receipt of a letter or lease from the apartment complex, hotel, or camping ground showing proof of residence but will be limited to five items at a time. 
  • Temporary and transient residents, including those living in shelters, will receive a library card upon receipt of a letter from the administrator of the shelter or other proof of residence but will be limited to one item at a time. 
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