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Getting a Library Card
Anyone 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), 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.
Items you check out of the library have different loan periods, so some materials may be due earlier than others. When you check items out, you will be given a printed receipt with the due dates. You can check the online catalog in the library, from your home, office, school, or by calling the library to see what items you have checked out, overdue, on hold, or to verify due dates of materials or renew items. If items are overdue, fines vary depending on the materials checked out.
Your library card allows you to have access to reference databases that the Puyallup Public Library licenses on behalf of its patrons. If you are outside the library, you may need to enter your library card's barcode number and your patron identification number (PIN) to search the databases.
If you do not live in the City of Puyallup and are ineligible to receive a free card through our reciprocal agreements with neighboring library systems, you may purchase a Non-Resident Card. The fee is $150 per year.
If you are not a resident of the City of Puyallup but would still like to get a Puyallup Public Library card, please click here to view our current reciprocal agreements with neighboring library systems. You may be eligible to receive a library card without paying a non-resident fee. If you are ineligible to receive a Puyallup Library card, our non-resident fee is currently $150 per year.
Do you need to access your Library account information? Once you connect to the catalog, just click on the "My Account" heading and use your barcode number and pin to log in. You can browse our collection and create a reading list, access your account information, place items on hold, or renew materials you currently have checked out!
- USER ID = the barcode located on the back of your library card
- PIN = usually the last four digits of your phone number, unless you specified a different number when you received your library card