How To Get a Card

  • Current photo ID with current address OR
  • Two forms of identification which together show a current photo and current address.

Frequently used types of identification include:

  • current driver's license
  • automobile registration
  • National Grid or telephone bill
  • tax receipt
  • sheriff's identification
  • school or college identification card
  • or bus pass with address

For information about library cards for children, class visits, temporary residents, or non-residents, ask at your local library.

Start Your Library Card Application Process Online

Patrons who are at least 13 years old can begin their library card application online.

When you register online, you will receive a temporary barcode number that you can use to request materials and do other operations online.

See above for acceptable forms of ID. Then come into any library and verify your current address with a picture ID or two other forms of ID to receive your permanent library card.

After you have your permanent card, then you can check out items.

To begin the online card application visit the My Account tab located in the OCPL Catalog, and follow the "click here to register now" link above the barcode/PIN box.