Any adult or any child of at least kindergarten age, who lives in West Virginia or in Washington County, Ohio, may have his/her first library card free-of-charge.
All new patrons must show proof of current residence and have a photo ID. For example, patrons may use imprinted checks, a driver's license, or an envelope bearing cancelled postage and showing the patron's current address to prove residence.
Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent when applying for a card, and their parents must have a card as well. The parent must bring photo ID and proof of current residence is also required of children. Parents are responsible for fees and fines incurred by their children.