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How to Get a Library Card

Library card

Choose which type of library card works for you.

Flex Access Card

Apply for an online Flex card to: Library card

To check out physical items like books and DVDs, you need to upgrade your online Flex Card to a physical Flex Card. To do this, visit any of the District's public library locations and talk to a staff member. You may also choose to upgrade to an All Access Card - see requirements below.

Note: Items from the Gadgets and Things collection may not be checked out with a Flex Card.

Temporary or out-of-state residents may obtain a physical Flex Card. Ask at the checkout desk.

All Access Card

An All Access Card allows you to:

Visit any of the District's public library locations and present a photo ID and proof of Colorado address to obtain an All Access Card.

Acceptable photo IDs
Acceptable proof of current Colorado address

Children under the age of 12, with no current school ID, must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign their card. Parents/Guardians are financially responsible for their child's account and for the selection and use of resources by their minor children.

Teens 13-17 can get a library card without their parent or guardian being present. They can present their current student ID, Colorado photo ID, or a Colorado driver's license or permit at any of our public library locations to become a cardholder.

FRCC\LC Students can use their Wolf cards as library cards by coming to the library and authenticating cards.

CSU students, faculty and staff can opt-in to use their RamCards as public library cards.

Are you a teacher?

The Library District's Teacher Library Card was created to support teachers' unique professional needs. Teachers of young children through high school students may qualify for this special card, valid for a year. All licensed day care providers, preschool teachers, parents who homeschool, and public, private, and charter school educators are welcome to apply.

View the Teacher Card brochure for features and benefits.

About your Library Card

Treat your card as you would a credit card; report a lost or stolen card immediately.

We honor cards from other Colorado public libraries as part of the Colorado Library Card (CLC) project. A card from the Poudre River Public Library District will be issued with a valid ID to these card holders.



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