Library Cards

Registering for a New Library Card

Library cards are free for Milwaukee County residents and can be used at all Milwaukee County Federated Library System locations.

 

Adults

Adults 18 years of age and older can apply for a library card or upgrade an online registration to a regular library card in person at the library with two current forms of identification. One form of ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current Milwaukee County address.

 

Examples of Acceptable Name ID:

  • valid driver’s license or state ID
  • valid municipal ID
  • current student picture ID
  • current military ID
  • valid Wisconsin license that includes physical characteristics, such as a fishing or hunting license
  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • current employment picture ID

 

Examples of Acceptable Name and Address ID:

  • valid driver’s license
  • valid municipal ID
  • voter ID/registration information from myvote.gov
  • valid and current rental lease agreement with your name and address (no handwritten receipts)
  • postmarked mail received at your home within the last 30 days (no window envelopes, junk mail or magazines)
  • utility bills (gas, electric, cable, or telephone) mailed to you within the last month
  • online account statement (either printed or displayed on a mobile device) from a utility or financial institution with your current address and dated within the past month
  • recent report card from school
  • current school schedule with address
  • current insurance card with name and address
  • recent paycheck stub with name and address
  • pre-printed personal checks (with your checkbook)
  • vehicle registration

 

Minors

Minors under 18 years of age are eligible to apply for a library card when they are able to independently write their first and last name on the back of the library card. To apply for a library card or upgrade an online registration to a regular library card, minors can come to the library with a parent or legal guardian, who must present two current forms of identification. One form of ID must list the parent/guardian's legal name and the second must list the parent/guardian's legal name and current Milwaukee County address. (See list above for examples.)

 

Renewing a Library Card

Renewing in Person at the Library

Library cards need to be renewed every two years. To renew a library card, the cardholder can come to the library and present a current ID that lists the cardholder's legal name and current Milwaukee County address. (See list above for examples.) All fines must be paid in full at the time of renewal.

 

Minors who do not have an ID can come to the library with a parent or legal guardian, who must present a current ID listing the parent/guardian's legal name and current Milwaukee County address. Both the minor and parent/guardian must be present to renew the minor's library card. All fines must be paid in full at the time of renewal.

 

Renewing Online

Library cards can now be renewed online. The cardholder or the parent/guardian of a minor cardholder must upload a picture of an ID listing the cardholder or parent/guardian's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.) All fines must be paid in full at the time of renewal. All submitted information will be deleted after the library card is renewed.

 

 

Library Card User Agreement - Terms and Conditions

By completing this application process and signing the signature pad, you (as adult borrower or parent/guardian) agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • I agree to be responsible for the loss or damage to materials and overdue charges on materials borrowed on my library card, including materials borrowed on it by others with or without my consent.
  • I agree to pay all overdue charges, damage and replacement costs promptly.
  • I will observe the rules of the library and will give immediate notice of change of street address, e-mail address or telephone numbers.
  • I agree to report loss of my card immediately and know that I am held responsible for materials borrowed on my card up to the time it is reported lost to the library.
  • I agree that responsibility for young people’s use of library materials rests with the parent/guardian name attached to the account.
  • I certify that all of the information provided as part of the application process is true, current and correct.

 

Other Types of Library Cards

Fee Card

People who live outside of Milwaukee County may purchase a fee card for $50. This card is valid for one year and allows the cardholder and the cardholder's immediate family to borrow only items owned by the Greenfield Public Library. A fee card is not valid at any other libraries. 

 

To apply for this card, the applicant must complete a fee card application and show two forms of identification. One form of ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

To renew this card each year, the cardholder must pay the $50 annual fee, pay all fines in full, and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

Business Card

Businesses located in Greenfield may apply for a free business card. This card is valid for two years and allows authorized employees to borrow only items owned by the Greenfield Public Library and any business-related items from Milwaukee Public Library's Central Library. A business card is not valid at any other libraries.

 

To apply for this card, the applicant must complete an application that requires signatures from the business's chief executive officer and financial officer. The applicant must provide a signed letter on the business's letterhead certifying employment and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

To renew this card every two years, the cardholder must pay all fines in full, provide a signed letter on the business's letterhead certifying employment, and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

Nursing Home/Day Care Center Card

Nursing homes and day care centers located in Greenfield may apply for a free nursing home/day care center card. This card is valid for two years and allows authorized employees to borrow only items owned by the Greenfield Public Library. A nursing home/day care center card is not valid at any other libraries.

 

To apply for this card, the applicant must complete an application that requires signatures from the nursing home or day care center's director and financial officer. The applicant must provide a signed letter on the nursing home/day care center's letterhead certifying employment and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

To renew this card every two years, the cardholder must pay all fines in full, provide a signed letter on the nursing home/day care center's letterhead certifying employment, and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

Teacher Card

Teachers who work in a Greenfield school may apply for a free teacher's card. This card is valid for the current school year and allows the cardholder to borrow only items owned by the Greenfield Public Library. A teacher card is not valid at any other libraries.

 

To apply for a teacher card, the applicant must fill out an application that requires the school principal's signature. The applicant must show proof of employment at a Greenfield school and two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

To renew this library card each new school year, the cardholder must pay all fines in full, provide proof of current employment, and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

City of Greenfield Employee Card

City of Greenfield employees who live outside of Milwaukee County may apply for a free employee card. This card is valid for two years and allows the cardholder to borrow only items owned by the Greenfield Public Library. An employee card is not valid at any other libraries.

 

To apply for an employee card, the applicant must fill out an application, provide proof of employment at the City of Greenfield, and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)

 

To renew this card every two years, the cardholder must pay all fines in full, provide current proof of employment, and show two forms of identification. One ID must list the applicant's legal name and the second must list the applicant's legal name and current address. (See list above for examples.)