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Getting a Library Card


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The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library is the place to get books, movies, music, and more. We have online databases and e-books for all kinds of research and fun. You can get your very own library card by applying in person here at the library.


The Joe Barnhart Public Library Card is free for:



For Non-Resident Patrons

Requirements for Library Card

Getting a library card requires government or collegiate photo I.D. with current residence. If your current government or collegiate issued I.D. does not have your current mailing address then one of the following may be used:

All library cards must be signed before use as a binding agreement of library policy and use.

All library cards expire on an annual basis. Renewal fees will be charged to all non-residents at time of renewal.

All library card applicants must be 18 years of age.

If you are a parent or guardian, you may sign up children 17 or younger on your account.

Parents and guardians are then responsible for all library obligations of the minor.

Lost resident cards are $2 to replace. It is $2 to replace non-resident cards.