Get or Renew a Library Card

UPDATE: Click here for current information about library cards and other services. Information on this page may not apply right now. For assistance or to get a library card, please call 541-682-5450. 

Are Library cards free?

How do I get a card?

  • Visit any Library location.
  • Bring current government-issued photo ID and proof of current address. A current Oregon drivers license meets both requirements. Other accepted documents
  • Complete a brief application form. If you like, print and complete the form to bring with you: English (PDF) or Español (PDF)

Renewing a Library card

  • When it’s time to renew, clear all charges on your account (online or in person).
  • Cards are renewed in person. Bring your Library card, current government-issued photo ID, and accepted proof of current address.

Other types of cards

For youth under age 16

  • Visit any location with a parent or legal guardian. He or she will need to show the accepted documents.
  • If necessary, you can take an application to your parent to sign. Return it with any one of the items from the accepted documents list, in your parent’s name.
  • If you have a legal guardian, he or she must come to the Library in person to show court-approved documents of guardianship in addition to the accepted documents.
  • There is no minimum age for getting a library card.


  • You are responsible for all materials borrowed, and any fines, fees or misuse of the card.
  • To protect your account’s confidentiality and security, treat your Library card the same as a bank card. Don’t lend it to anyone, share your password, or write it on the card.
  • Update your account whenever there are changes to your name, address, phone, or email address.
  • Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Library immediately. There is a replacement card fee.

Library services that require a card

  • Ability to borrow materials including books, eBooks, audiobooks, CDs, downloadable music, and DVDs. Loan polices
  • Access to the Info Hub and other online services 24/7.
  • Use of computers to access the Internet (3-hour per day limit).
  • Access to activities and tools in the Maker Hub (Downtown Library).

Services available without a Eugene Public Library card

  • Assistance of staff in person, online and by phone.
  • Limited use of computers to access the Internet.
  • On-site wireless Internet access.
  • Use of all materials at any EPL location, including books, online resources, Microsoft Office software, magazines and newspapers.
  • Events and classes for all ages.

Other local libraries