How to Get a Library Card

laura-cardA Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) card gives you access to books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, board games, videogames, ebooks, online databases, and online educational resources.

To receive a library card, you will need to apply in person at a WCCLS library and bring proof of identification and proof of address. Registering only takes only a few minutes.

Children can also get their own library cards. There is no age requirement. If a child or teen is accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, staff can use the parent or guardian’s photo ID and proof of address in lieu of the child’s. Children and teens can also apply independently at West Slope Library if they have their own photo ID and proof of address.

Online registration is available for online library cards. These “E-Access” online cards are free and provide immediate access to downloadable e-books and audiobooks, online resources, and placing Cultural Pass reservations. (If you currently have a WCCLS library card, you already have access to all these services!)

A WCCLS library card is free if you live in one of the following counties:

Washington County
Multnomah County
Clackamas County
Hood River County
Clark County
Klickitat County
Skamania County

Don’t live in one of the above counties? You might still be eligible for a WCCLS card through the Oregon Library Passport Program. If your local library participates in the Passport Program, then you can apply for a WCCLS card at any Washington County Library. Find out if your local library is a Passport Program participant.

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