You can get a free Wichita Public Library card at any
library location, or you can begin the registration process online.
Pre-registration will give you a temporary library card number allowing you to place hold requests on physical materials, but will not work with electronic resources like databases and e-books. After pre-registering, you must visit
a Wichita Public Library location to complete the registration process and obtain your permanent library card.
Anyone may open a free Wichita Public Library account to obtain either a borrower's card or an e-card. There are some differences in the services offered between a borrower's card and an e-card:
Proof of identity with name and proof of current address are necessary to get a borrower's card.
Photo identification with name and date of birth is necessary to get an e-card. Address verification is not required for an e-card.
Some examples of acceptable I.D. to obtain a library card are:
People under the age of 18 will need an adult to get a library card. The adult will be financially responsible for all items checked out on the card. Minors may use their adult's identification for address verification.
If your library card is ever lost or stolen, notify the Library immediately so we can block it from being used. A replacement library card costs $2.