Get a Library Card

While the library is closed to protect public health, Ohio residents who’d like to sign up for a new Greene County Public Library card should follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a card with our online registration form.opens a new window
  2. Send an email to to let us know you’ve registered, and attach a copy of your photo ID or a utility bill to confirm your address.
  3. Wait for an email reply from a library staff member, which will include details for your new card.

Library membership is available at no cost for anyone who lives in Ohio. (If you don't live in Ohio, you may apply for a non-resident library card.)

Signing Up

Stop by any Greene County Public Library location to sign up for a library card.

You may also start the process online, but you'll need to visit a library to get your full-service card.

What to Bring

We need to verify your address to give you a library card.

On your first visit to the library, bring a photo ID with your current address. If your photo ID doesn't show your current address, you'll also need to bring a second document such as a recent utility bill or bank statement as proof of address.

Parents and guardians may show photo ID and proof of address on behalf of their minor children.

If you can't show proof of address during your library visit, we'll verify your address by mailing your new card to your home. If your library card is mailed, you won't be allowed to borrow more than 2 items until you bring the card back to the library.

Your New Library Card

Remember to bring your card with you when you visit the library.

At first, you won't be allowed to borrow more than 10 items at the same time using your new card. After 60 days, your card will have full borrowing privileges.

Learn more about rules for checking out library materials in our Borrowing Guide

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