Who can get a card
Residents of Polk, Yamhill and Marion Counties may apply for a library card at the Independence Public Library. If you live elsewhere, you may purchase an out of area card.
How to Get Your Card
To receive a card you will need to visit the library to complete an application and provide verification of your current address. We accept:
Driver’s License or Oregon ID with current Address.or: Other picture ID plus Utility bill or Rent receipt.If you are under the age of sixteen, a parent or guardian must sign your application. At this time, online applications are not accepted.
If you live within the City limits, or within the service area of another Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) library, the maximum number of items that can be checked out at one time is 50. Some library collections have lower limits.
If you live within the CCRLS service area, but outside of the service area of a member library, you may apply for a basic card that will allow you to check out one item at a time with no charge. Full service and local option cards are available for a fee. Please contact the library for current fees.
A free C.A.R.E card is available for children under the age of eighteen who live within CCRLS boundaries, but outside of the service area of a member library. This card allows children to check out up to 25 items from the children's and young adult's collections.
If you live outside of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service boundaries, you may purchase a card. Please contact the library for current fees.