Library cards

A Josephine Community Library card is all you need to enjoy our entire collection of materials, online resources, activities, programs, and services.

Who can get a library card?

Library cards for residents who live within the district boundary are paid for through property taxes. No additional fee is required.

Households that are not in the library district can get a card for $60 per year or $15 for three months. The cost is approximately equal to the amount that each in-district household pays through taxes.

Josephine county residents ages 13+ can volunteer at one of the four branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, or Wolf Creek for at least one 3-hour shift per quarter to receive a household library card.

Youth and adults who do not live in the library district boundary, but reside in Josephine County, are eligible for an annual household library card sponsored by Josephine Community Library Foundation. Ask a volunteer or library staff about this option during your next visit.

Property annexation to join the library district is available to all homeowners. Please call or visit any branch to begin the annexation process.

  • All individuals listed on property deed must sign annexation documents.
  • Properties held in trust may be annexed with signatures of all trustees.
  • Annexing into the district does not annex property into city services or change any other property tax obligations.
  • Annexed properties remain in the library district when sold, providing sustainable funding for libraries in Josephine County.
Am I in the district?
View the interactive map to see if your home is in the library district. In the page that appears, type your address in the upper-left corner and select the Search button; if your address shows in the green area of the map, you’re in the library district. LEARN MORE
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Our library is fine-free for all patrons! LEARN MORE
If a book you want in the library catalog is not currently available, you can place a hold on it. LEARN MORE

Get your library card in person

If you would like to check out physical items or ebooks, visit any of our library branches to get a library card. Please bring a photo ID (if your ID does not reflect your current address, please bring another form of address identification such as a recent utility bill). If you like, complete the library card application ahead of time and bring it with you. Contact the library at 541-476-0571 or if special accommodations are needed.

Get an instant online library card

Sign up here and start accessing the library’s digital resources immediately! Select Register Now, and then complete the online form. Select Submit. Record the library card number you’re given, along with your password, for reference when using online library resources. Please bring photo ID to any of our library branches within 30 days to verify your account information and receive your full-service library card to check out physical items or ebooks. If your ID does not reflect your current address, please bring another form of address identification such as a recent utility bill. Please call the library at 541-476-0571 if special accommodations are needed.

If you get a message that says “A patron with this name is already registered,” it means you probably already have a library card. Email for assistance.

Blocked or expired account

If you log in to your patron account and a message says that your account is blocked or expired, this simply means that your account information needs to be confirmed. Please contact your preferred branch for more information.