Library Card Options and Instructions

Applying for a Library Card

Anyone who resides or owns property in the City of Puyallup is eligible for the Puyallup resident library card at no charge. For a Puyallup Public Library card, you can either apply online or visit the library. Please bring government-issued picture identification and identification that verifies your current address. Non-residents may apply for a library card with appropriate ID. Read on for eligibility guidelines.

Using the Online Application Form

If you are unable to physically visit the library, you can still apply for a limited-use card online. Please visit the Library Card Application Page then click the box that says "I don't have a library card". On the next page, you will enter your information and submit your request. 

Once you have created your account, please call 253.841.5454 or e-mail us and request that your card be activated for e-resources. Library staff will then issue you a new card number that will work with our databases. If you are having a problem creating your online account or believe you may have an old account still in our system, please call or e-mail us. 
To fully activate your card, bring a government-issued picture ID to a service desk at the library and your card will be validated for 4 years. 

Card Types and Benefits

For more information about the different types of cards, please see the Borrower Eligibility policy.

Your library card allows access to our reference databases and downloadable content including eBooks, audiobooks, and music. If you are outside the library, you will need to enter your library card's barcode number and your Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Washington Residents Residing Outside of Puyallup City

If you are not a resident of the City of Puyallup but would still like to get a Puyallup Public Library card, you may do by presenting a current, valid photo ID and current address verification. All Washington residents are eligible for a free Puyallup Public Library card.

Non-Washington Residents

If you are not a resident of Washington State, you may still be able to register for a library card for an annual fee. Please visit the library and inquire at the Circulation Desk for more information.

Online Account Access

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 numbers 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.

Loan Periods

One-Week Loans

Museum passes and Check-Out Washington Backpacks (no renewals). If late, there is a $5 late fee per day.

Three-Week Loans

All books and materials (plus two renewals)


Most items may be renewed two times, for three additional weeks each renewal, if no one has placed that item on hold. You may renew online (see My Account), by phone, via the library app, or in person.


Library materials may be returned 24 hours per day via the book drops outside the library.