Get a Library Card

Apply for a JCPL Library Card

With a JCPL library card, you can:

If you’re 18 years old or older and live in Jessamine County, you can apply online for a JCPL eLibrary card for immediate access to our eLibrary and other online resources.
 
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.

Jessamine County Residents

Library cards are free to all who live in Jessamine County. To apply, stop by the Customer Service Desk with a photo ID and proof of current address.

If you are under 18, please stop by the library in person with a parent or guardian.

Jessamine County Employees

Library cards are free to all who work in Jessamine County. We invite you to visit the library in person to apply for a library card.

You’ll Need:

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

Non-Residents

Library cards are also free to all who can present proof of ID along with a library card from any of the following counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford.

To apply, please visit the library in person.

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.


Apply for a JCPL eLibrary Card

If you’re 18 years old or older and live in Jessamine County, you can apply online for a JCPL eLibrary card. This card gives you immediate access to all our online resources, including eBooks, streaming movies, and library databases.

Once you have read and agreed to the library card agreement and submitted your application, you will receive an email with your library card number. If you would like full access to our physical resources, please visit us in person any time.