Library Card Questions
How do I get a library card?
Generally two pieces of identification are required for Pocatello residents to obtain a library card:
- A photo ID such as a driver’s license or other state-issued ID.
- Proof of residency such as a utility bill or cell phone bill that was mailed to your current Pocatello address or a lease agreement that lists your Pocatello address. A driver’s license alone will suffice if it is printed with your current Pocatello address.
Cards are free to Pocatello residents and can be used immediately. Anyone 12 years of age or older may obtain a card by following the requirements above. Those less than 12 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign for the card. New card applications will not be accepted during the last 30 minutes of the day.
Can I get a library card if I don’t live in Pocatello?
Those who do not reside in Pocatello may obtain a Marshall Public Library card in one of two ways:
- Obtain a card from your home library (such as the South Bannock Library District or Portneuf District Library in Chubbuck) and have a Marshall Public Library barcode attached to the back. (The library must be a participant in the LiLI Express reciprocal borrowing agreement.) This is a free service. See a librarian for details.
- If you prefer not to obtain a card from your home library, you may obtain a Marshall Public Library card by paying a $45 annual fee.
What if my library card is lost or stolen?
If your library card is lost or stolen, contact the library immediately. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card, so treat it as you would a credit card. A replacement library card is $1.00.
Library Card Application
If you prefer, you may download a digital copy of the library card application rather than completing a printed copy at the library. Print the application at home, sign it, and return it to the library in person to expedite your library card registration. Mailed-in applications will not be accepted.