About the Library

Library Cards

A library card is key to getting the most out of your library. Monroe County residents are welcome to get a card at no charge.

Adults: Please bring in a photo ID and proof of address.

Minors (11 and younger): The minor plus a parent or guardian must come in together, and the adult will need to bring in a photo ID and proof of address.

If You Live Outside Monroe County: Cards for out-of-county residents cost $25/year. Applicants will need to show photo ID and proof of address.

College Students: If you live in Monroe County while attending a Monroe County school, you may get a library card at no charge. Please bring in a photo ID, school ID, proof of out-of-county address, and proof of local address.

Replacement Cards: No cost. You will need to bring in photo ID.

If you are unable to visit the library in person, there is still an option for you to check out materials through our digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can apply for a Monroe County Library System eCard online.


Even our most loyal fans return a book late every once in a while; rest assured that any fees you pay help keep the library running.

  • Overdues: 35¢/day for all items.
  • Lost or Damaged Items: We charge a fixed amount, based on the type of item. Please call, or email, to inquire about the cost of your particular lost or damaged library item.
  • Blocked Cards: If the charges on your account exceed $20.00, you will not be able to use your card until you pay down your fines. If your charges exceed $35.00, we may send you to a collection agency.

Questions? Complications? Please contact us. We’re always happy to help.