Get a library card

Application Process

To qualify for a WCPL library card, you must live in the state of Kentucky. There are two ways to apply:

(1) You can apply for a library card in person at any library location. Bring a valid government-issued photo ID (current driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.) when you apply.

(2) You can apply for a card online by filling out the form on this page.

After the online form is submitted, a library account will be created, and a library card will be mailed to the address provided within 3-5 days. Upon receipt, the card may immediately be used for checking out digital materials (ebooks, eaudio, digital magazines, streaming music and films).

Digital ONLY Library Card

Patrons who apply for a Digital ONLY card may eventually want to switch to a full Library Services Card. This request can be made at any time by visiting any library location and presenting a valid government-issued photo ID (current driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.).

Full Services Library Card

Patrons who apply for a Full Service Library card online may immediately place holds in the catalog, but they will only be able to check out physical library items AFTER showing their valid government issued ID to a WCPL staff member in person, either onsite at any library location or to a Door to Door delivery staff member. (See instructions for Door to Door service here.)

Please allow 3-5 business days for your application to be processed.

If you need more immediate assistance, you can contact any library location.

So much more than books.

Elevate your screen time with our library’s diverse collection of movies and streaming services, via Kanopy and Hoopla. As a library cardholder, you can access a world of entertainment, from Hollywood blockbusters to critically acclaimed documentaries, all at your fingertips.