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Library Card Registration Policy – Library Card
CHAPTER 10: Circulation
COMPUTER ID: CIPR-1
Title: Library Card Registration Policy - Library Card
Effective Date: 1974
Authorized By: Library Board of Trustees/Library Director
Date of Last Revision: 03-2017
Library Card Registration:
Marathon County Public Library (V-CAT) cards are available FREE to all
residents of Wisconsin. Marathon County Public Library is a member of
Wisconsin Valley Library Service's VCAT system. Only one card is needed within
the V-CAT system.
A library card can be issued from birth onward. A parent or guardian must be
present and must sign and provide their driver's license or state ID # for all
children under the age of 18. The parent must also be in good standing with the
Library (V-Cat), fines under $10. Exceptions may be made for school group
visits. Parents are responsible for payment or any and all fines and/or fees that
appear in the juvenile's record kept by the library. Upon the child reaching the
age of 18, the juvenile card will automatically expire. All fines and/or fees due
and owed at the time of expiration will be transformed to the parent's record kept
by the library for payment.
Customer must have a permanent mailing address.
Customer must present their driver's license, state ID # or passport with their
current address or proof of current address when registering in person and to
pick up the card. Staff reserve the right to verify place of residence.
Online registration is available for adult customers, ages 18 and up. For persons
under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the application. Customers can
pick up their library card by presenting proof of identification and current address
the next business day at any Marathon County Public Library location.
Persons without a permanent residence in Wisconsin may register for a temporary card.
Temporary registrations must be made in person and provide their driver's license, state
ID # or passport.
ITEM NUMBER: 10.01 b
Procedures for Online Library Card Registration:
1. Customer completes the online registration form at the Marathon County Public Library website. The
customer must be a Wisconsin resident and 18 years of age or older.
2. Customer can stop by any Marathon County Public Library location and pick up their card the next
business day after presenting identification with current address.
Apply for a Library Card
Please complete and submit the following form to apply for an MCPL library card!
All fields are required unless otherwise noted.
If you are under the age of 18, you cannot use this form! Your legal guardian
must come to the library in person, present a valid ID, and sign our application on
By submitting this form, you are acknowledging and agreeing to our Check-
You may pick up your card immediately after submitting this form! (Be sure
to bring your ID and proof address.)
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Any Previous /
Name(s): (Required, if applicable)
Please Note: You will need to present proof of the address above
when you pick up your card.
If your ID does not show current information, please bring other proof
of address (paycheck, utility bill, etc.).
"I live in the city | township | village of
IMPORTANT: By submitting this form, you are agreeing to the following statement: "I
agree to obey all Library rules and regulations, to promptly pay all charges incurred by this
card, and to give immediate notice of any address/name change or card loss. I understand
I will be unable to borrow Library materials or use certain other Library resources without
presenting this card or other acceptable identification." ( Please review our Check-Out
Policies for more information.)
Enter this code in the box below:
What is this? This code is a security measure to
prevent malicious automated form submissions
(only if different
Date of Birth:
Date: Select One:
Wisconsin Driver's License OR Wisconsin ID Card Number:
Please Note: You will also need to present this ID in person when
you pick up your card!
Send hold & overdue notices via EMAIL* | REGULAR
* If "EMAIL," be sure you have provided an email address in the
"Contact Info." section above.
Pick up at MCPL Wausau HQ
(Note: This will also be set as your
- Marathon County Public Library
300 North First Street Wausau WI 54403 USA
Account Status: 715-261-7209 (24/7)