Library Card Types

Adult Borrower Card

  • Must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Midland County or one of the surrounding counties serviced by the Public Libraries
  • Must present government-issued photo identification and proof of current mailing address
  • Obtaining a library card is free. To replace a lost/stolen card there is a charge of $1.

Minor Borrower Card

  • Parents and/or guardians must register any child under the age of 18
  • Parents and/or guardians are responsible for any items checked out to the minor's account
  • Playaway Launchpads, Playaway View, and Bookpacks are not available to check out on a minor's card

Temporary Library Cards

Temporary library cards are available for library users living in temporary housing services. Applicants must provide a valid form of identification and proof of receiving mail to one of the following housing services:

  • Baptist Crisis Center
  • Fair Havens
  • New Direction Ministry
  • Safe Place
  • Salvation Army
  • Teen Challenge

Temporary library cards expire every three months. Temporary cardholders must provide proof of address in order for their temporary cards to be renewed for another three months. Check-out items are limited to two books and one Blu-ray / DVDs.

Persons working, but not receiving mail in our service area, may obtain a temporary card by presenting a letter from their employer on company letterhead stating that he or she is working for the company. The letterhead must show the company’s local address and phone number. 

Persons with a valid form of identification and a P.O.Box but no physical address, may obtain a temporary card.  

Please consult with the library circulation supervisor or branch manager with any questions concerning borrowing library materials.