Library Card Registration

How to get a library card.

About Your Library Card

  • Who is eligible to get a library card: Residents of the State of Iowa.  Children may have their own library card the summer before they enter kindergarten.  Non-Iowa residents are ineligible.  Exceptions may be made by the library director for                  non-residents working in Iowa.
  • Parental Consent: A Parent or legal guardian's signature is required for anyone under the age of 14 or without government issued identification.
  • How a person applies for a card:  A library card registration form must be filled out and signed by the borrower. Individuals must present proper identification and proof of current address.   Cards are valid for three years and are renewable.     
  • Open-Access Applicants: Any resident of Iowa who has a library card in their home town library is eligible for a Glenwood Public Library card.                                                                                                                              


How to Use Your Library Card

  • Checking out books and other materials: Items may be checked out at either circulation desk on your own card if it is free and clear of fines.  Patrons having their own card or those eligible to have their own card are not permitted to use another person's library card.
  • Returning items: items can be returned at either circulation desk or in either of the library book returns outside of the building.
  • Renewing items: items can be renewed by phone, or in person if the item doesn't have a reserve list.
  • Overdues, fines and billing: if an item is overdue, you will be either phoned, or mailed a reminder.
  • Reserving an item: items can be reserved online, by phone, e-mail, or in person.
  • Loan limits: Most items are loaned for 2 weeks; exceptions: DVDs are 7 days, periodicals are 1 week, art prints are 4 weeks
This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.