Library cards are free to applicants of any age who meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of the State of Ohio
  • You are associated with a member of an Ohio regional library system as a cardholder from a member library
  • You are a temporary/transitional resident of Hamilton County
  • You are a property owner in Hamilton County
  • You are a resident of Boone, Campbell, or Kenton County in Kentucky with a valid library card from your local library

If you are applying for a library card for the first time, you may apply for a card using our online application form (below).

If you have any questions about applying for a Library Card, please see our FAQs.

Card Type





Book Club
(For book club leaders)
Request multiple holds on the same title (up to 3 titles) with automatic
renewals and no late fees. Visit your local branch or call 513-369-6900
to find out how to apply for a book club card.

Existing Card Holders

If you need to renew an existing library card, please contact the Library at 513-369-6900.