Library Cards

Q: How do I get a library card at Meadows Valley Public Library?

A: If you live within the library district, just bring in your identification (like a driver's license) and proof of your physical address (not your mailing address, but the address of your home/property) and fill out an application!  There is no charge for a card for patrons who live within the library district.

Q: How do I get a library card if I live outside the library district?

A: The library offers several different options for patrons who live outside the district.  If you are visiting the area for a short amount of time and want a temporary card (from the time you sign up until the end of the current year) there is a fee of $10.  If you would like to use the library more often you can get an out-of-area card for a one-time fee of $25.  This will give you access to all library services for life.  If you have a library card from your home library (in Idaho) and they participate in the LiLI Express reciprocal borrowing program, you can get a free card with us!  You must bring in your identification to get any of these types of library cards.

Q: How do I get a library card for my child?

A: Children of all ages may get a library card but a parent or guardian must fill out and sign the application for the child.  The rules for card types are the same for children and adults, so cards are free to those in the district and there is a fee for out of district cards.  Parents must provide proof of address and identification to obtain a library card for their child.  Parents must also be accountable for any fines, fees, damage to materials or missing materials.

Q: Do I need a card for each member of my family?

A: Families may choose to share a single card, but there is a borrowing limit of 5 total items per card for the first year.

Q: What if I lose my card?

A: There is a replacement fee of $2 for all library card types.

Last updated: January 29, 2014 - 12:26pm by meadowsvalley