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Library Cards

InformationLibrary cards expire every three years. To reinstate your card, please bring photo ID and proof of address to your nearest library location.

You can get your FREE library card from any Pikes Peak Library District location and use it to check out items.

Full privileges include full access to PPLD's collection of

  • Books, DVDs, magazines, video games, and more
  • eBooks, eAudios, eVideos, eMusic, and eMagazines
  • Databases, including Lynda.com, Mango Languages, ReferenceUSA, Regional History and Genealogy resources, and more
  • Computers, Laptops, and Hotspots
  • Makerspaces and Studio 21c

How to Get a Library Card

To be eligible for a library card

  • You must live within the Pikes Peak Library District, which is most of El Paso County, except for Security/Widefield.
  • You will also need a photo ID with your current address OR a photo ID along with documentation of your current address (lease, utility bill, etc).

Updating Your Information

To update your email, phone, or street address, please contact your local library and provide your library card number and PIN.

Other Information

For more information, including cards for out-of-district patrons (Colorado Library Cards/700 Cards), see our Library Card Policy.

Library Cards in Schools

Library card application for schools (en español)

Instructions:

  1. Print out the attached library card application for each student
  2. If the students are 15 or younger, the application goes home to the parent to sign OR if the student is 16 or over they can fill it out and sign it
  3. The teacher or librarian looks at each application and signs it to make sure that all the information is on the application and that it is legible (to folks who don’t read students' handwriting for a living!)
  4. Drop off the applications at a library location with "Attention: Children's Services - East Library" for grades K-5 or “Attention: Teen Services - East Library" for grades 6-12. It is helpful to have the applications in packets by class.
  5. We will enter in the applications and issue or update cards
  6. When they are ready for pick up we will transfer them to a library that is convenient for you to pick them up. OR, we could bring them when we come if we have scheduled a visit to your classroom

Comments

Hi there. Non-resident library cards are free. But of course you'd still have to pay any fines you may accrue.

in Canada at Airdrie , red deer epl and Calgary public they have policies that u have to pay like 60 bucks cad there or otherwise au renoivr ! to u buddy thanks!!

I love to help out at places but when I apply for them they turn me down I try so hard to get a job but when I try my hardest all my hard work was for nothing pretty much i just need a place to work because right now i am not doing anything but baby sitting i mean im getting 100$

What if my photo ID is expired?

Hi there. It depends on what you need to do at the library with an expired photo ID. We do not require a photo ID to use our Internet computers. If you are already registered for a library card, we can use an expired photo ID if you forgot your library card. Please talk to staff if you have other concerns.

What is the minimum age required to get a library card?

There is no required minimum age. We leave it up to the parent to decide when to get a library card for their child, since it is a separate account.

If I lose my card, do I get the same numbers for my account or is it a new one? I only ask because I lost my little keychain ones but I found my big card.

If you lose your card, you would get a new card with a new number. We don't have a way to reissue cards with your current number. I'm sorry, I hope this helps.

I have been trying to check out an ebook (I have checked it out before), but every time I tried to download or place on hold, a message would pop up that said "expired Privilege" or "error, contact library". Do I need to re register or something? I do have a $.40 fine, but that hasn't given me issues in the past. Help?

Suggestion/request: If your card is expired, it would be nice to get a notification, instead of just all of a sudden being able to sign in! I'm ASSUMING this is what the problem is--don't know for certain, since all there is is a box with "Library cards expire every 3 years". So, does this mean ME? *I* certainly couldn't tell you if it's been three years or not.
(This coincides w/all the new Overdrive stuff, so am unable to tell if it's because of the changes, or exp. of my card.)

Hello,
An email notice is sent to patrons 30 days prior to library account expiration to allow plenty of time for renewal. There are other reasons that a patron may not be able to sign in on the PPLD account or the Overdrive account. A call to the library is the best way to determine the cause and solution.

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