Get a Card

You are eligible for a free library card if you live, work, own property or attend school in Chester County. Out-of-county residents who have a library card from their own local library qualify for a free library card under the ACCESS PA Statewide Library card program. 

How to apply for a library card

In person application –Bring your valid ID (i.e., driver's license) verifying your current address to the library and fill out an application. Photo ID is preferred but not required, as long as the document has address information. Children may use parent or guardian ID with matching address. Minors’ library cards must be applied for in person.

Online Application – Adults may apply for a library card online by filling out this online form. You will receive your library card in the mail within one week. The card will have an expiration of approximately 90 days. Customers who apply for a card online will be required to show valid ID (such as driver's license with name and address) before they may borrow print materials.