Library Card

Use your library card to check out a wide variety of materials such as books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, video games, eMedia and more.

For questions regarding library cards, please visit the library or call 636-390-1070.

How do I Get a Library Card?

Bring photo identification, such as a driver’s license, showing your name and current address. If the photo ID does not include the current address, other documentation with your name and current address must be provided. Library cards are free to those who live in Franklin, Warren, or Gasconade Counties. Washington Public Library has a reciprocal lending agreement with Saint Charles City-County Library and St. Louis County Library.

A non-resident card is available for anyone who lives outside the area at at the cost of $25 per family for 12 months.

What if I lose my library card?

There is a $2.00 fee to replace a lost, misplaced or stolen library card.

Do I have to present my card in order to check out items?

Individuals should always bring their card to the library to check out items or to access the Internet. This is for the individual’s protection.

What types of items does the library loan?

  • Popular fiction and non-fiction
  • Children’s books
  • Large Print books (Adult)
  • Recorded books on CDs for adults and children
  • DVDs for adults and children
  • Music CDs for adults and children
  • Magazines for adults and children

How long may I keep the items I borrow?

The library has the following loan periods for materials

  • All items are 2-week checkouts.

May I renew items that I have checked out?

Items may be renewed as long as no one else has requested that item. You may renew items by calling the library. Items may also be renewed through the online Library Catalog by going to “Your Account.” Items renewed will be due from the date they are renewed, not from the original date due.

What else can I do with my library card?

Does the library charge fines?

Washington Public Library does not assess overdue fines. However, for any items that are long-term overdue, the full value of the item may be assessed to your account until the item is returned.