get your library card

Get your library card to check out materials, access online resources, renew materials, and place holds.

who can get a card

Anyone four years and older can get a JCLD library card. Parents must sign for minors under 18.

library card fees

Patrons who live within the library district boundary

Library cards for residents who live within the district boundary have been paid for by taxes. Click here to find out whether or not you live in the library district.

Patrons who live outside of the library district boundary

Library card applicants who live outside of the library district will be asked to pay an annual library card fee of $60 per year, per household which is equivalent to the average tax on the median assessed value of a home in Josephine County at the time the library district measure passed. All children ages 4–17 who live in Josephine County are eligible to receive a library card paid for through a scholarship program. Click here to find out whether or not you live in the library district. In order to make the library accessible to all, options to obtain a library card are listed below.
  • A $5 monthly fee per household for patrons who may not use the library consistently or who are not able to pay the annual fee upfront. Patrons may pay for several months in advance.
  • Property owners may fill out the necessary paperwork to join the library district by annexing in their property. Library staff is available to assist.
  • All youth ages 4–17 who live in Josephine County qualify for library cards through a scholarship program funded by Josephine County Library Foundation. Apply at your nearest library branch.
  • A limited amount of adult library card scholarships are funded by Josephine County Library Foundation. Apply at your nearest library branch.

how to get your JCLD library card

Next time you visit any of the JCLD library branches, bring a photo ID. If your ID does not reflect your current address, bring another form of address ID, such as a recent utility bill. If you prefer, click to download and complete the Library Card Application (pdf, 266kb) ahead of time.

You can also pick up an application at the JCLD Welcome Desk at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library or the Circulation desk at the rural branch libraries. The volunteer will enter or update your information in the computer, enter your selected password for your patron account, and issue your JCLD library card.

 

borrowing limits

There are no limits on the number of books you can check out. However, music CDs and video cassettes are limited to five each, and DVDs are limited to three at a time. Books and music CDs are loaned for 21 days. DVDs and Library of Things are loaned for 10 days.

Click to learn more about renewing items, placing holds, and library fines.

Updated7/5/2019