InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Mon., July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.
Old Colorado City Library will be closed Sat., July 2 - Wed., July 6 while their floors are refinished.

Library Cards

InformationLibrary account privileges need to be renewed every three years. To do this, please bring photo ID and proof of address to your nearest library location.

How to Get a Library Card

  • NEW! Apply for a library card online!
  • You can get your FREE library card from any Pikes Peak Library District location and use it to check out and return items.
  • Picture ID with your current address is required to get a card.
  • To be eligible for a resident library card, you must live within the Pikes Peak Library District, which is most of El Paso County, except for Security/Widefield.

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

NEW! Apply for a library card online!

Print a library card application - en español

Library Cards in Schools

Library card application for schools


  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 PPLD Library with “Attention: Renee Sanning @ East" for 6-12th graders; Attention: Darlene Lampert @ East" for K-5th graders. (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