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Library Card

library cardGetting a Library Card is Easy!

Library cards are available free of charge to all residents of Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, Clark, Klickitat and Skamania Counties.

Both proof of current address and picture identification are required.


How to Get a Library Card

Fill out an application either at the library or print one here and take it to the library with your identification.
Acceptable picture ID:
  • Driver's License or State ID card
  • Passport
  • Military ID
If picture ID does not show current address, we will accept:
  • Utility bill
  • Rent receipt/lease agreement
  • Automobile registration
  • Mail with current address and recent postmark.
Teens and Children
Acceptable ID:
  • Proof of enrollment in any Tigard/Tualatin area school
  • Parent or guardian's ID
Parents or guardians of new cardholders under 18 will receive a letter outlining guidelines for library use.

If you live outside the Library service area, you may get a card for a $140 annual fee. If you do not live in service area and can provide proof that you work or attend school in the Tigard city limits, you may be eligible for a free limited-use "Local Courtesy card."

Library Card Policies

  • You must have your card or card number in order to check out items, pick up holds, view your library account or conduct other library business, either in person or over the phone. 
  • If you provide only your card number, we will ask you to provide picture identification for security purposes. To avoid delays, please bring your library card with you.
  • To access a friend or family member's account, you must have their card or card number. If you use a card number only, you must be a Washington County Cooperative Library Services cardholder and provide your library card or picture identification.
  • Items may be renewed or fines paid without a card or card number.  We cannot, however, disclose titles on anyone's account without the card or card number, in accordance with the confidentiality statutes of Oregon State Law [ORS 192.502]

How To Protect Yourself and Your Library Card

Please consider your card as valuable as a passport!

  • If you lose your card or change your address, please let us know immediately for your protection.  Cardholders will be responsible for any items accrued on the card until it is reported lost or stolen.
  • Unless the card is reported lost or stolen, the Library will assume that the person possessing the card has permission to use it.
If you have any questions about these policies, feel free to ask at the Circulation Desk or call 503-684-6537.

How to Access Your Library Card Account

To view your library account online, you will need your card number and password. If you have forgotten your password, contact us at 503-684-6537 to create a new password. Your record will show the items you have checked out and the dates they are due, as well as the items you have placed on hold.

Apply for a Card

Fill out an application either at the library or print one here and bring it to the library with your identification.

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