Reading is key to every child's future success. Getting your child a library card is an important step, and using the Library together will further encourage your child's development of a lifetime love of reading.
Library cards are free to all residents of Ohio and are valid for three years. Residents of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties (Kentucky) and Dearborn County (Indiana) who have a valid card from their local public library may also get a free card, which is valid for one year.
Library card options that parents may select for their children are as follows:
Unlimited Access cards: child will be able to check out all circulating materials, including all videocassettes and DVDs, or,
Limited – No Videos: child will be able to check out all circulating materials except videocassettes and DVDs, or,
Limited – Juvenile: child is limited to checking out material catalogued for children.
A library card gives your child borrowing privileges at any Library agency and full access to our catalog and the Library's collection of Research Databases.
We hope you and your child will visit the Library often and take advantage of its many wonderful resources!
You and your child may apply for his/her card together at any library agency, or you may begin the application process with this handy online form.
For more information about library cards, please refer to our Library Card and Circulation Policy.