About the Library

Library Cards

A library card is key to getting the most out of your library. Monroe County residents are welcome to get a card at no charge.

Adults: Please bring in a photo ID and proof of address.

Minors (11 and younger): The minor plus a parent or guardian must come in together, and the adult will need to bring in a photo ID and proof of address.

If You Live Outside Monroe County: Cards for out-of-county residents cost $25/year. Applicants will need to show photo ID and proof of address.

College Students: If you live in Monroe County while attending a Monroe County school, you may get a library card at no charge. Please bring in a photo ID, school ID, proof of out-of-county address, and proof of local address.

Replacement Cards: No cost. You will need to bring in photo ID.


Even our most loyal fans return a book late every once in a while; rest assured that any fees you pay help keep the library running.

  • Overdues: 35¢/day for all items.
  • Lost or Damaged Items: We charge a fixed amount, based on the type of item. Please call, or email, to inquire about the cost of your particular lost or damaged library item.
  • Blocked Cards: If the charges on your account exceed $20.00, you will not be able to use your card until you pay down your fines. If your charges exceed $35.00, we may send you to a collection agency.

Questions? Complications? Please contact us. We’re always happy to help.