Get a JCPL Library Card

How Do I Apply?

To apply for a JCPL library card, please visit the library in person. If you are under 18, please bring a parent or guardian.
 
If you already have a JCPL library card and would like to apply for a Library in a Box card, visit our Library in a Box webpage.

Who Can Apply?

Click the arrows to learn more about who can apply for a library card and what you need to bring with you.

  • Jessamine County Residents

    • Library cards are free to all who live in Jessamine County.

      What Do I Need to Bring?

        • A photo ID
        • Proof of current address (if the address on your photo ID is up-to-date, that’s all you need!)
  • Jessamine County Employees

    • Library cards are free to all who work in Jessamine County.

      What Do I Need to Bring?

        • A photo ID and proof of current address
        • Proof of employment, such as a pay stub
  • Non-Residents

    • Library cards are free to all who have library cards from one of the following counties:

      • Anderson
      • Bourbon
      • Boyle
      • Clark
      • Estill
      • Fayette
      • Franklin
      • Garrard
      • Harrison
      • Lincoln
      • Madison
      • Mercer
      • Nicholas
      • Powell
      • Scott
      • Woodford

      What Do I Need to Bring?

        • A photo ID and proof of current address
        • A library card from one of the counties listed above

Library Policies

We strive for every customer to have a pleasant experience. In order to make that happen, we ask that all library visitors comply with the Customer Code of Conduct. Read more on our Library Policies page.