Manhattan Public Library Card
A library card allows you to borrow materials, use public computers, and access online resources. In addition to completing the registration form, you will need to bring the following to the library when you pick up your card:
- Photo identification (driver’s license, passport, student I.D.)
- Proof of your current address (recently postmarked mail, checks, rent receipt, etc.)
Library cards are free and anyone may apply for a card. A parent or legal guardian must sign the registration sheet for children under 18 years of age and a parent’s identification may be used for minors. A parent or legal guardian has legal responsibility for his or her child’s use of the library. People who live outside of the library’s Service Area may apply for a card but will have limited borrowing privileges.
Always bring your card when you come to the library. If you don’t have your card with you, you may check out materials one time by supplying other identification.
People who live outside of the library’s service area may apply for a card but will have limited borrowing privileges. The library’s service area includes the following counties: Chase, Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee, and Washington.
Lost or Stolen Cards
Notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen by calling 785-776-4741. Borrowers are responsible for the items checked out on their cards until the library has been notified. There is a $1.00 replacement fee for lost, damaged, or stolen cards.