Get A Library Card
How do I apply for a Library card?
- Applications for a Library card are available at the main Circulation Desk. You need to come to the Library and show a form of identification to verify your address and Ohio residency. A picture ID with your current address is best; a picture ID with a piece of mail with your current address is also acceptable. Cards (and renewals) will only be issued in person.
- For children (or anyone under 17 years old without a driver's license), applications should be filled out by a parent or guardian. Library cards may need to be mailed if a parent or guardian is not present.
- Young adults with a driver's license (temporary or permanent) may fill out their own application.
- Apply online for temporary Grandview Library card ("click here to register now"). This speeds up your card application process - just visit the Library to verify your information and get a permanent card. The temporary "card", which expires after 30 days, allows you to immediately:
- Each person will be assigned a "PIN" (Personal Identification Number), which is the last four digits of your phone number, unless you have chosen a different number sequence. See below for details about using your PIN number.
Your password (formerly called a "PIN" or Personal Identification Number) is the last four digits of your phone number unless you have chosen a different one. Your password increases the security of your Library card.
You will need your password to access:
- Your account on the Library's website.
- Some premium Research Databases on the Library's website.
- The public computers in the Library's Reference department.
When will I get my card?
In most cases, you will receive your card when you turn in your application form. There are some special cases where you will get a temporary card and receive a permanent card in the mail.
How can I use my card?
Your card can be used to update and check your personal data, and to check out, renew, and reserve items. It is also your passport to use a variety of free online databases and services through the Reference Department webpage on the Library's website.
What happens if I lose my card or need a new card?
Report a lost or stolen card immediately since you are financially responsible for all items checked out on your card, until they are checked in. Replacement cards can be purchased for a $2 fee.