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How Do I Get a Library Card?



Le Mars Public Library is funded through city of Le Mars property tax dollars.  Residents of Le Mars can receive a free Full Access library card.

If you are over the age of 18, identification is needed to apply for a library card. To obtain a library card, please bring a valid photo ID. If you do not have a photo ID or your photo ID does not include your current address, please bring a second form of identification with your address. Examples of acceptable documents for address verification (other than a photo ID) are current utility or phone bills, vehicle registration, voter registration card, apartment lease, and official government documents.

Children under the age of 18 may get a library card with a parent’s permission.  Parents must also hold a current library card in good standing with the library.

If you live in Iowa, but outside the city limits of Le Mars and if your home library participates in the Iowa Open Access Program, you are eligible to check out materials at the Le Mars Public Library. Access to some digital resources is limited, for example Le Mars Public Library’s enhanced Bridges eBook collection.  Please bring a valid ID with your name and current address and a current Library card from a participating library. Counties and cities must provide funding to a public library so their residents are eligible for an Open Access library card.

Out-of-State residents, or Iowans not living in Le Mars may purchase a Full Access-Paid Library card for $40.00 per year.  This rate is equivalent to the Le Mars per capita property tax support rate.  Full Access-Paid Library cards will have access to the print and digital collections including the enhanced Bridges eBook collection.

People who own property in Le Mars, or in cities that provide funding to the library, are entitled to a Full Access card even if they do not reside in the city.  Please bring a current property tax receipt. Please read the complete Circulation Services Policy for more information.


If you have questions, please or call the library at 712-546-5004.