How to get a MCPLS library card

Applicants must present valid ID and fill out and sign a library application in person, through the MCPLS website, or through the Marion County Public Library app. Parents or legal guardians must present ID for children under 18. A person applying for a library card must show State of WV issued photo identification or Government-issued Military ID. If address on photo ID is not current or not included on card we require current address verification from one of the following:

  • Current utility bill (past 60 days)
  • Valid vehicle registration
  • Pay stub with printed address
  • Current Medicaid card with address
  • Bank statement with address
  • Court issued documents
  • School transcript
  • Mortgage paperwork, lease, rent receipt, or property deed

Sign up online

  • Complete this online application. You’ll need to bring your WV Photo ID and (if necessary) proof of residency to complete the process and obtain your library card.


  • Apply for a library card through the MCPLS Pocket Library app, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. It will give you the option to take a picture of your WV Photo ID and (if necessary) proof of residency. We will review the application and send your new library card to you by mail.