Your Library Card

How can I get a library card?

Simply stop by the Arpin Library and fill out our application form or print one here. It’s that easy! 

When applying for a library card, we need to ask three things:

  1. Do you have a library card from another library?
  2. Do you have a photo I.D.?
  3. Do you have proof of current residence?

A driver’s license with current address is the easiest way to apply. If you do not have that, we will accept a photo I.D., plus one of the following:

  • A checkbook with your name and current address printed on it.
  • A bill with your name and address on it.
  • A piece of current mail only if the envelope has your name and current address.

Where can I use my library card?

You may use your Arpin Library card at any South Central Library System (SCLS) library. Materials borrowed at any of these libraries can be returned at the Arpin Library. Likewise, materials borrowed at Arpin may be returned at any of the other SCLS libraries. View a list of South Central libraries and LINKcat libraries here.

How old must a child be to have their own card?

We do not have a minimum age limit for issuing library cards to children. However, the child’s parent or legal guardian must sign the application taking financial responsibility for materials checked out on the card, including replacing lost, damaged, or stolen items.

What should I do if I lose my card?

If your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the Arpin Library or your nearest local library. If your card is presented for checkout before you report it lost or stolen, you are responsible for all the materials checked out on it. If a card has been lost or stolen and you wish to receive a replacement card, you must show I.D. in person at the Arpin Library. There is currently no fee to replace a lost card.

Some of my personal information has changed, do I need to contact the library?

Yes, please notify us if your address, telephone number, or email address has changed so your records can be updated.