Getting a Library Card

I would like to get a library card. Can I do this online?

Yes. If you are an Ohio resident with a valid email address, you can immediately get a special “all digital” library card. This card gives you access to our digital library – ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies, and more! Here’s how to apply online:

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the form. For “PIN” we always recommend using the last 4 digits of your phone number. For “Library” select ST CLAIRSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
  3. Click Register and you will be given your library card information! Be sure to write it down, as this is your access information to our digital library.
  4. This card can be upgraded to a full access card at a later time by visiting the St Clairsville Public Library with a current photo ID.


Getting a Full-Access Library Card for the St. Clairsville Public Library:

A library card may be issued free to any Ohio resident, age 18 and over, upon presentation of a valid driver’s license or photo I.D. with a current mailing address. If the patron does not have an I.D with current address, then another proof of current address is required, such as a recently postmarked article of mail, personal checkbook, utility bill, lease agreement, or car registration.

Out of State residents, not working or attending school in the library’s service area, will be charged a fee of $5.00 for a library card. This fee is not refundable and is charged upon renewal.  Temporary residents must provide both permanent and temporary or school addresses. Out-of-state students attending an institution of higher learning in Ohio must provide their permanent and their college addresses, as well as a student ID and current piece of mail.

A patron between ages 5-18 years old may register for a library card, but must have the signature of his or her parent or guardian on the registration form, and the parent or guardian must present the required identification as outlined above; the signature will satisfy the requirement for identification for the patron under age 18.  No cards will be issued for patrons under the age of 5 years old. Restricted services may be requested by the parent or guardian on the juvenile’s card application. The parent or guardian is responsible for any charges incurred on this card.

Items on this card incur fines and the checkout time is based upon the item type. All materials checked out on the card are the responsibility of the cardholder.  A printout of items will be given after every check out session or available upon request.

Updated 11/17/2020