Library Cards

Library cards are free to all citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Residents of other states may be eligible for a temporary library card, subject to evaluation by Library staff.

To receive a library card, complete an application in person and present photo identification with proof of current address. This can include a driver’s license, blank check, receipts for rent, utilities, phone, etc., and mail addressed and delivered to you at your current address.

Persons under eighteen (18) must have application signed by a parent or guardian. By signing the application, parents and/or guardians are accepting responsibility for what their child checks out, accesses on library computers and for any fines/charges incurred by their child.

When you sign up for a library card, you will receive a four-digit number as your Personal Identification Number (PIN).

  • You need this PIN along with your library card number to review the status of your account and renew materials online. You will also need your PIN to access our electronic items.
  • If you don’t remember your PIN, contact the Library for assistance during open hours.

Expect to be asked for your library card number and some other piece of identifying information, such as your date of birth.

If you have enrolled in the Biometric Finger Identification program, please note that it is a convenience when in the library in order to use the computers or to check out materials. Working with the databases or downloading electronic materials will require a library card number and PIN to verify that you are a patron of the library. Do NOT destroy your library card, keep it safe.

Change of Address/Lost or Stolen Cards

Please notify the Library if you have a change of address, or if your library card is lost or stolen.

However, failure to notify the Library of lost or stolen cards or changes in address does not release you from your obligations to the Paul Sawyier Public Library.

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