Puyallup Public Library CardsAnyone living in the City of Puyallup is eligible for the Puyallup resident library card at no charge. You can either apply online or visit the library. In order to receive full use of the library, bring in picture identification and identification that verifies your current address. If current identification is not available, users may obtain a non-verified card, which provides limited access of three items for check out, computer use, and remote access to databases. Patrons who have library cards are subject to the Library Borrower Policy (pdf) and Library Card Responsibilities (pdf).
If you are a minor (under 18 years old), a notice will be sent to the parent or legal guardian telling them that their child has applied for a library card and that the parent is legally responsible for any materials checked out by the minor.
Reciprocal Agreements with Neighboring Libraries
Reciprocal agreements between library jurisdictions allow residents of one district to use a library in another district without paying a non-resident fee. Library users may apply for and have library cards in the other library systems. Library users are expected to follow the regulations of the district or city whose services they are using.
The Puyallup Public Library has established reciprocal borrowing agreements with the following library systems:
- King County Library System
- Kitsap Regional Library
- Pierce County Library System
- Roy Library
- Seattle Public Library
- Sno-Isle Regional Library (Snohomish and Island counties)
- Tacoma Public Library (9 month trial - click here to read our blog entry)
- Timberland Regional Library (Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties)
Present a photo ID with your current residential address at any participating library. You will be presented with a separate library card for each library jurisdiction. Seattle Public Library requires Puyallup residents to show a Puyallup Library card as part of the application process. Puyallup reciprocal library cards are good for two years and may be renewed as needed.
By obtaining a library card to another library, patrons can use the vast resources of other library systems, including access to downloadable books, electronic resources, and an increase to many databases not owned by the Puyallup Library.
Hard-covered books break up friendships. You loan a hard covered book to a friend and when he doesn't return it you get mad at him. It makes you mean and petty. But twenty-five cent books are different.
- John Steinbeck