Get a Card
You can borrow physical materials from the library; access digital services like eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and research databases; and use the in-house computers with this card. With proof of address, regular cards are available to residents of McCracken County plus Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, Trigg, Union, and Webster Counties in Kentucky.
In order to receive a regular card, proof of residency for one of the above counties must be shown in-person at the library.
Non-residents can get a regular card by paying a $60/year fee.
If your card is stolen, please let us know.
If you have a library card and need to update your PIN or renew your account, please reach out to us by phone at 270-442-2510. We're here to help make sure you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of being a library patron!
Digital Services Only Card
A "digital services only" card is available to those who only want access to online resources (eBooks, etc.) or to those who are unable to visit the physical library. A "digital services only" card is available to residents of Massac Co., Illinois or any of the following Kentucky counties: McCracken, Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, Trigg, Union, or Webster. You can apply for a "digital services only" card through the link on the right. You'll receive a digital library card number by email, but you won't get a physical card.
To convert a digital services card to a regular card, simply come to the library with proof of residency.
For any questions regarding Library Cards please email [email protected]
Proof of Residency
In order to receive a regular card, proof of residency must be established by providing one of the following:
- Government-issued ID, such as driver’s license or ID card with current address
- Current property tax receipt
- Letter confirming your residence at a local short-term residential facility
- Printed lease/contract for deed/deed
- Utility bill or piece of mail in your name, received within the last month
- A check with your current address
If you can’t provide any of these options, don’t worry! The Library is happy to help you with your application, and we’ll even send a postcard to your address. Once you receive the postcard, you’ll be able to get your new library card.