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How can I get a library card?

FAQ: How can I get a library card?


Please note: During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all library card applications must be made online; in-person applications are not available at this time.

Marathon County Public Library cards are available free to all residents of Wisconsin. You may register for a library card online or complete an application form at any MCPL location. You will need to provide a Wisconsin driver's license or ID card with current address.

Visitors from out of state may apply for a temporary account

Please note:

  • Patrons less than 18 years of age must apply in person with a parent or guardian present.
  • If you already have an account with MCPL or another V-Cat library, you may not open a new account. Your original account will be updated instead. If you no longer have the card and your account is expired, you may receive a free replacement card; otherwise, a replacement card is $2.