Get a Library card and PIN
Everyone needs a library card! Visit the library to apply for one!
Your library card will give you borrowing privileges at all libraries in the Onondaga County Public Library System and having a PIN will allow you to access online services, use the self-checkout stations, check your account online, and place your own holds.
Already have a card and need a PIN/password? Visit any OCPL public library and a library staff member will be happy to help you in the set-up process. It takes only a moment.
Library Card Registration Policy:
Age 5 - 20: Card issued if you present your own Acceptable Valid I.D.* or you are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who presents Acceptable Valid I.D.*
Age 21+: Card issued when your Acceptable Valid I.D* is presented.
You can save time by signing up for your library card online. You have two weeks to pick up your card. In order to comply with the federal Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) , you must be at least 13 years old to apply for a library card online. If you are under 13 years old, your parent or legal guardian may apply on your behalf. When you come to the library to pick up your card, you will be required to show Acceptable Valid I.D., as described below.
* Forms of Acceptable Valid I.D.:
A) Photo I.D. with current address (drivers license or non-drivers license)
B)Two(2) forms of the following, one of which must include a name and current address:
- Vehicle registration
- Check book
- Utility bill
- Pay stub
- Work or school I.D. badge