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Get A Library Card

How do I apply for a Library card?

  • You may register for a Grandview Library card on our website (click on My Account) or in person in the Circulation department. You need to come to the Library and show a form of identification to verify your address and Ohio residency. A photo ID with your current address is best; a photo ID with a piece of mail (a bill, lease, etc.) is also acceptable. Library cards will only be issued in person.
    • For minors (anyone under 18 years old), applications must be filled out by a parent or guardian.
  • 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.
How does my password work?
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.
Your password is private. It will be your responsibility to remember it, in order to access your online account or to use the Library’s computers. Staff will not be able to access it, only reset it. If staff resets it, please choose another password the next time you log in to your account, for your protection.

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.


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