LIBRARY CARDS & PINS
GETTING A CARD
- When you register for your library card, you will be asked to choose a PIN for your account. PIN stands for Personal Identification Number, and a 4-digit PIN used along with your library card number allows you to access your library account online, renew materials on-line, access digital media and databases, and more.
- If you forget your PIN, need to add one to your account, or want to update or change your PIN, just speak to a circulation staff member.
ABOUT YOUR CARD
- We require that members present their library card (or, in a pinch, valid photo ID) to check out materials. We do this primarily to preserve privacy and ensure accuracy. We're part of a 50+ library consortium, and with millions of users in the library database, scanning a barcode is infinitely safer than looking up a name.
- If you would like to give a spouse, child, or other family member permission to pick up hold materials for you, they will need to either present your card at the desk, or be listed on your account as an authorized pick-up person before we'll release anything to them. Talk to a staff person for assistance.
- Lose or ruin your library card? You may get a replacement card at the circulation desk.