Get a Library Card
To apply for a Washoe County Library card, please fill out the form below. Cards are issued according to the Library Card and Materials Borrowing Policy.
- STANDARD CARD: Library cards are issued without charge to Washoe County residents, students attending school in Washoe County, non-residents working or owning real property in Washoe County. Washoe County residents have access to physical materials and all electronic resources.
RECIPROCAL BORROWER’S CARD: Residents of jurisdictions whose libraries issue free cards to Washoe County residents may apply for a borrower’s card from Washoe County. Reciprocal users may have some access to electronic resources.
ANNUAL CARD: A card issued to someone living and working outside Washoe County in a jurisdiction whose library does not issue free cards to Washoe County residents, which carry a fee according to the Fines, Fees and Charges Policy. Annual users may have access to some electronic resources.
CONDITIONAL LIBRARY CARD: A card issued in lieu of a standard Library Card pending acceptable documentation. Conditional cards carry a limit of two items at a time and expire three months from issue.
Please allow 72 hours for your application to be processed. You may pick up your card at any Washoe County Library location. To receive your library card, you will need to present a current, valid government-issued photo ID and verification of current address. A list of acceptable documents serving as proof of address is available here and in all branches.
Apply for a Washoe County Library Card:
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