Library Cards


Get a Library CardIf you live, work or go to school in Chester County, you can sign up for a free Library card!

  • Use at any of the 18 Libraries in the Chester County Library System
  • There is an annual fee of $20 for out-of-state patrons
  • There is a $3 fee for replacing a lost or damaged card
  • Apply for a Library Card Online

To sign up for a Library Card at the Library:

  • Adults complete the Adult Library Card Application
  • Proper identification with a current address must be provided in person when applying
  • Designate any persons that you would allow to pick up reserved items for you

Minors’ Library Cards (under age 18):

  • Complete a Minor’s Library Card Application
  • Parent or guardian must sign the form and present their identification in person when applying for a card for a minor under 18. The minor getting the card must also be present at the time of application
  • Minors’ cards expire when cardholders reaches 18 years of age

Renew your Library Card:

The Chester County Library System has a 3 year renewal requirement for all adult cardholders. Expired cards cannot be used to borrow or renew materials, place holds, or download e-materials. Library cards are renewed in person. Expiration dates can be found on your online account.

  • Complete an Adult Library Card Application
  • Present identification that verifies your current address
  • Designate any persons that you would allow to pick up reserved items for you

Minors (under age 18)

If you obtained your library card prior to June 2013 you must re-register your library card at a CCLS member library. Minor’s cards expire when the cardholder reaches 18 years of age.

If you need more information check the CCLS Help Center, or call the library at 610-869-2004.