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Types of Library Cards

Live in Washington County?

Washington County residents are eligible for a General Card:

  • Check out up to 100 items
  • Place up to 50 holds
  • Place up to 5 interlibrary loans

Electronic access only?

Washington County residents who don't have a library card can apply online for an E-Access Card:

Own property in Washington County?

Washington County property owners who reside outside of Washington County or our reciprocal borrowing areas are eligible for a Non-Resident Property Owner Card:

  • Check out up to 100 items
  • Place up to 50 holds
  • Place up to 5 interlibrary loans
  • Annual renewal

Bring your current Washington County Property Tax statement in addition to photo ID and proof of address.

Age 0-17?

If you reside or attend school in Washington County, you may obtain a Youth Access Card. No ID, proof of address, or parental signature required.

  • Check out up to 5 books or audiobooks
  • Place up to 5 holds
  • No interlibrary loans
  • No overdue fines
  • Billed for damaged or lost items
  • Annual renewal

Live in Portland metro?

Residents of some neighboring counties may also obtain a WCCLS library card without a fee through the Metropolitan Interlibrary Exchange (MIX) agreement. This agreement says that if you work in one county, shop in another, and go home to yet another, you can use any library you find convenient.

Residents who live in Multnomah County, Clackamas County (excluding Johnson City), Hood River County in Oregon, Skamania County, Klickitat County, or reside in the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District or the City of Camas in Washington, may obtain a General Card:

  • Check out up to 100 items
  • Place up to 50 holds
  • Place up to 5 interlibrary loans

No street address or temporary?

If you live in Washington County without a street address or are living in temporary accommodations, you may obtain a Temporary - No Permanent Address card. Photo ID required; proof of address is not.

  • Check out up to 5 items
  • No holds
  • No interlibrary loans
  • For use at issuing library only
  • Card may be used for three months

None of the above?

If you reside outside of Washington County or any of the MIX jurisdictions listed above, and your local library does not participate in the Oregon Library Passport Program, you may obtain a Non-Resident Card for an annual fee of $140.

  • Check out up to 100 items
  • Place up to 50 holds
  • Place up to 5 interlibrary loans
  • Annual renewal

Live in Oregon?

Thanks to the Oregon Library Passport Program, if you are an Oregon resident and have a library card from a participating Passport Program library, you can get a free library card at WCCLS.

The Passport Program provides limited access to WCCLS libraries and materials must be checked out and returned to a WCCLS library (your home library will not return them for you).

  • Check out up to 10 items
  • Place up to 10 holds

Bring your library card from a participating Passport Program library in addition to photo ID and proof of address.

Note: Other types of library cards may be available at your local library. Please contact your library for more information.

Cards must be renewed every two years, unless otherwise noted.