Get a Library Card

Library Card Eligibility

North Kansas City Public Library cards are available free to residents of Clay, Platte, and Jackson counties in Missouri and Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas.

Library Card Application

After completing the form, please bring it into the library to sign, along with photo identification so we can verify the signature and you will be given your new library card. We want to protect your personal information and identity.

Required Identification

Adults - Photo identification confirming name is needed to apply for a library card. With appropriate photo identification, a Library card may be issued at the time of application.

Children Under 13 - Children should be present at the time of application. A parent or guardian must sign the application. The parent's signature acknowledges responsibility for the library card and material(s) borrowed against the card. ID is not required. The library offers filtered internet access on some of the lower level public access computers for use by persons under the age of 18. The library offers filtered internet access on the Tween Room public access computers for persons from the age of 8 to 14. Any person under the age of 18 must use these computers as per Missouri state law.

Children 16 and Over - Children 16 and over must present one piece of photo ID; they may use either a school ID, Missouri ID, driver's license, or other reasonable documentation for ID. If parent or guardian is present, they may give verbal identification. Children 13 and over are responsible for materials checked out.