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Marathon County Public Library

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How can I get a library card?

FAQ: How can I get a library card?

Answer:

Marathon County Public Library cards are available free to all residents of Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin residents may register for a library card online or apply at any MCPL location.

Visitors from out of state may apply for a temporary account

Please note:

  • Patrons less than 18 years of age must apply in person with a parent or guardian present.
  • To receive your library card, you will need to present your Wisconsin driver's license or other government-issued photo ID, plus proof of current address.
  • If you already have an account with MCPL or another V-Cat library, you may not open a new account. Your original account will be updated instead.
  • If you no longer have your library card and your account is expired, you may receive a free replacement card; otherwise, a replacement card is $2.