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Types of Library Cards

Live in Washington County?

Washington County residents are eligible for a General Card:

Electronic access only?

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

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

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

Own property in Washington County?

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

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

Live outside Washington County?

You can get a free library card if you are a resident of:

  • Clackamas County, Oregon - except for Johnson City
  • Hood River County, Oregon
  • Clark County, Washington
  • Klickitat County, Washington
  • Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Skamania County, Washington
  • Yale Precinct, Cowlitz County, Washington
  • Cities of Ariel, Cougar or Woodland, Cowlitz County, Washington

Libraries in these areas belong to the Metropolitan Interlibrary Exchange (MIX). Residents may apply for free library cards at participating libraries. Patrons must register for a library card at each library system they wish to use. Materials must be checked out and returned at the library or library system that issued the library card. Other library systems may have different registration requirements, rules and fees.

Metropolitan Interlibrary Exchange libraries include Camas Public Library, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Hood River County Library District, Library Information Network of Clackamas County, and Multnomah County Library.

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.

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.