Get a library card

Getting a library card is fast and easy! To have our staff issue you a card, just bring one of the following (current) proofs of address listed below to any outlet of the Erie County Public Library.

Download and fill out an application form (PDF). [NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION AT THIS TIME.] Just bring the completed application along with one of the proofs of current address to any outlet of the Erie County Public Library.

Are you a parent who wants to get a card for your child (age 14 or under)? Are you unable to accompany him/her to the Library? No problem! You may download the application form, fill it out, and sign it. Have your child’s caretaker bring the signed form along with your identification (with signature) to any outlet of the Erie County Public Library.

PA driver’s license Utility Bill
PA vehicle registration Voter registration card
Auto Insurance Card College ID
Checkbook Mailed bank statement
PA Non-driver’s ID card Payroll check
Professional license Report Card
School Bus Pass School ID
W-2 form

Applications for children age 14 and under require a parent or guardian signature to accept responsibilities for borrowed materials.

Library cards are free to residents of Erie County, out-of-town college students residing in the county and anyone with an ACCESS PA sticker on their library card from another library.

There is a $2.00 replacement fee for lost cards.

If you change your address or lose your library card, please notify the library immediately.