Temporary Library Card Policy

Columbia Public Library residents that reside in the city limits of Columbia, will be permitted to apply for a temporary card online.  Resident must be 16 years of age? 

  • Card will be valid for thirty days after day of activation for residents.
  • Card will allow use of e-resources only until residency has been verified.
  • Card applicant must provide the Columbia Public Library within thirty days the following information.
    • Governmental photo ID and one additional item that shows your current address. If Photo ID does not have current address, two additional items with current address will be requested.
  • If after thirty days the account has not been verified, the account will be suspended.

Address verification include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal check
  • Current phone, gas, electric or cable bill
  • Mail postmarked within 30 days
  • Bank statement
  • Voter registration card
  • Vehicle registration
  • Lease Agreement
  • FOID card

Digital versions of the above will also be accepted.

Information can be provided via fax, curbside, mail or in person.