Get a Library Card

The City of Ellsworth extends the privilege of using our library to everyone, free of any direct charge.
Please come into the library with a form of identification that shows your name, photo ID and current mailing and physical addresses, fill out a short application form, and get a free card.

We also have laminated cards available for $1.00. These cards are in two parts – one for your wallet and one that can go on a key ring. The money for this type of card goes to the Friends of the Library to support library events.

Our cards expire each year so you will need to renew either online by logging in to your account or by coming in to update your information when that happens.

Children’s Cards:

Children’s cards are issued to young people under 17 years old. A parent or guardian has to sign the application form for all library cards for their children.
We also offer temporary cards, good for 90 days, to people who are in the area for a short time or who do not have a permanent address. (Vacationers, students, seasonal workers or residents of a temporary housing facility.)

You must have your card with you to check out materials or renew materials at the library.

REMEMBER: Your library card is just like a credit card and you are financially responsible for what is checked out on it. If your card is lost or stolen, please report it to us right away so we can make sure no one else uses it!

For more information on your library card and borrowing from the library, see our Material Circulation Policy.