You may also qualify for a card if you do not live in any public library service area and Vernon Area Public Library is the closest library to your home. Learn more about nonresident cards.
How do I get a library card?
Option 1: Fill out the online application. You will receive a library card number via email that you can begin using right away. Your physical card will arrive in the mail soon after. When you visit the library the first time, bring your card and identification to activate checkout privileges for physical items.
What kind of identification do I need to get a card?
Minors. Those under age 18 may apply for a library card via their parent/guardian. The adult must provide their own ID plus either proof of residency or a valid Vernon Area Public Library card; no ID is required from the minor child.
Proof of your identity (with your photo), such as a driver’s license or state ID card, school ID, passport or permanent resident card, AND
Proof of residency showing your current address located within the library district. Acceptable documents include a driver’s license or state ID card, postal mail addressed to you and postmarked within the past 90 days, property tax bill, utility bill, voter registration card, rental agreement / lease, or bank statement
Property owners: photo ID and current tax bill
Business owners: proof that the business is in the library district
Temporary residents: photo ID and proof that you have been living in the library district for at least 30 days and will stay less than one year. Your card will be issued for the length of your stay. Acceptable documents:
Lease agreement showing length of rental
Letter on hotel letterhead signed by the hotel manager verifying your length of stay
What else do I need to know about borrowing materials from the library?
The Vernon Area Public Library does not charge a per-day fine for materials that are overdue. Read more about borrowing: fines-free, loan periods, and interlibrary loan.