Library Cards

How to Get a Library Card

Whether a Nevada County resident or non-resident, everyone is eligible for a free library card. Sign up in person at any of our library locations, or read these instructions to apply online: 

  • Remember to write down your 6-digit temporary login
  • This is a Temporary Online Registration only. Bring proof of residency and identification to any Nevada County Library location within 30 days of registering online to verify your account and receive a permanent library card. If you are in need of accommodation, please call (530) 265-7050. After 30 days, your temporary registration will be deleted.
  • With this temporary login you can access the library's digital resources, place physical items on hold, and access your account through the library's online catalog.

Note: In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete the library card registration.

Get a Library Card Online

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  1. Borrower Types
  2. Borrowing Policies
  3. Proof of Residency


For children ages 0 to 12. Must have the application signed by a parent or legal guardian with proof of identification. 


For teens ages 13 to 17. Student identification card from a local school, driver’s license, or other identification requested. Parent/guardian does not need to be present at time of application.


For patrons 18 and older. Verification of California or Washoe County, Nevada address and identity requested


For all ages. Verification of identity or address not required