Library Cards

Who can get a library card, where can it be used?
Library cards are issued to residents by the public libraries in Rock County for free and grant the holder access to each public library in a four-county area including Rock County, Kenosha County, Racine County, and Walworth County. Use your library card barcode and personal identification number (PIN) to access the online account portal, reserve materials online, to use our online tools and so much more.

How do I get a library card?
Option 1: Come to the library and get a permanent card. Bring an ID and proof of current residence (a mailed bill or another official document) to Clinton Public Library. You will be asked to fill out a short form and then you’ll be issued a card.

Option 2: Get an instant temporary card online now, then convert it to a permanent card when you get a chance. Use it to checkout materials from the library, access digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and ebooks (OverDrive, Libby, & Hoopla) and use our LinkedIn Learning subscription. Temporary cards do not work for Transparent Language.

Does my library card expire?
Library cards are valid for two years. If a library card is not renewed within three years of expiring, the associated patron record will be purged. If this happens, you may re-apply for a library card by completing the registration process again.

How do I renew my library card?
Call or stop by the library. You’ll be asked to verify your address, phone number (and cell carrier if you have text notifications enabled), email address, notification preferences, and preferred home library.

Are there different types of library cards?
Clinton Public Library offers two types of cards: an all-purpose card for use by all ages and a teacher card for use by educators. Call the library for details.

  • I’ve moved, now what?
    If you still live in Wisconsin you can keep your card. Update your contact information and address by logging in to your SHARE account and making the appropriate edits under the “Personal Information” tab or call the issuing library.

If you no longer live in Wisconsin, please contact the library that issued your card and request that it be canceled.

Homebound Delivery

What is Homebound Delivery?
Clinton Public Library volunteers will deliver library materials to your home for free on a regular basis if you are unable to come to the library.

Who is eligible?
Mainly people who can not make it to the library due to disability, injury, or chronic illness. Certain restrictions apply.

How can I schedule a delivery?
Call the library to discuss arrangements and materials. Delivery may depend on the availability of volunteers/staff. 608-608-676-5569.

What is available for checkout?
Anything you can find on the SHARE catalog can be delivered to you. That’s everything from books and magazines to elder care kits and steel drums and everything in between.

Copy, Print, Fax, & Scan

Fax: 75¢ per page
Black and white copies: 15¢ per page
Color copies: 25¢ per page
Scanning: Free

1-on-1 Tech Help 

Whether you’re looking for guidance on the best apps to use with your library card, an introduction to common software, or help setting up your new smartphone or tablet, we can help.

Call us to schedule a 1-on-1 Tech Help appointment. 608-676-5569.

Online Tools

Whether you’re looking for digital content, craft lessons, classes to improve a skill, language lessons, genealogy tools, or more we offer an online resource for you.

Visit our Online Tools page.

Internet Use Policy

The Clinton Public Library provides free internet to patrons and has free wifi available. Please read our Internet Use Policy for more information.

How to Pay Overdue/Lost/Damage Fees

  • In-person: cash or check
  • Online via your SHARE account: credit/debit card

To pay your fine online

  1. Log in to your library account .
  2. Do one of the following:
    1. On a desktop computer, choose My Account in the top-right area of your screen.
    2. On a mobile device, tap the Menu button and choose My Account.
  3. Open the Fines tab, then open the Current Fines/Blocks section.
  4. Select the fines you want to pay or choose Select All to select all current fines.
  5. Do one of the following:
    1. If you have a library credit on your account, choose Apply Credit.
    2. Choose Make a Payment.
  6. Fill out your payment information in the window that appears.
  7. Choose Submit.

Note: Your library may require you to accept their Terms and Conditions before you can make the payment.