Get a library card

Getting a Library Card:

Getting a Library Card

Initial library cards are free to all City of Beloit residents, Beloit property owners, and all Rock County township residents who choose Beloit Public Library (BPL) as their home library. Residents who live in Wisconsin, excluding residents of the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County, are also able to get a BPL card. If you do not live in Wisconsin, or are a resident of the City of Milwaukee or Milwaukee County, you may get a BPL card by paying a $100/year fee - this fee may be paid in $25 quarterly implements.

Now available: Teacher Library Card


Library Card Requirements:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Proof of current address with name
  • Those under the age of 16 must have parent or legal guardian present to obtain a library card (parent or legal guardian must provide proof of address and valid photo ID)

To obtain a BPL card:

Examples of  an Acceptable Photo ID: Driver's License, State issued ID, U.S. Passport, School ID, Tribal ID, Military ID, Work ID, or an U.S. Permanent Resident Card.

Examples of Documents to Verify Address: Current WI Driver's License, State issued ID, Utility Bill, Official Government Document, U.S.P.S. Change of Address Form, Lease/Mortgage papers, Credit Card bill, Medical bill/statement, Payroll check/stub, Bank statement/checkbook.

BPL cards may be used at any Arrowhead Library Sytem (ALS) member library.

Replacement library cards

Cost $2.00 and are available from the Check-Out Desk. However, any fines, fees, overdue item(s), billed, or replacement items must be clear at all ALS member libraries before a new BPL card can be issued.

Lost or stolen library cards

Notify the Check-Out Desk immediately by calling 608-364-2911 to report your lost or stolen BPL card. We will place a stop on your account to prevent fraudulent use of your card. To remove the stop, please obtain a new BPL card or have your card reinstated by showing a valid photo ID with the BPL card at the Check-Out Desk.

Forgotten library cards

If you have forgotten your BPL card, we can look up your account for checkout purposes with a valid photo ID.

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