Library Card Information
Who can get a library card, where can it be used?
Library cards are issued to Wisconsin 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 Eager Free 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 and ebooks (OverDrive, Libby, & Hoopla), use our Lynda.com subscription, Creativebug art & craft tutorials, and Brainfuse HelpNow tutoring and homework help. Temporary cards do not work for Gale Courses or Transparent Language.
For a list of acceptable IDs and proof of address view Arrowhead Library System’s Circulation Policies here.
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.
Does the library offer different types of library cards?
Eager Free Public Library offers two types of library cards: Juvenile and Adult.
Adult cards offer full library privileges.
Juvenile cards allow parents/guardians the option to deny DVD/video privileges as well as the option to allow Internet privileges. This card does not restrict they types of materials or video/music ratings kids may check out. Information about checked out items may be provided to the parent/guardian only if the minor is under the age of 16.
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 which issued your card and request that it be canceled.
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39 W. Main Street
Evansville, WI 53536
Director: Megan Kloeckner