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Library Cards

Open a world of possibility in just two simple steps:

  1. Apply for a free library card.
  2. Use your new card to checkout or download books, music, movies and more!

Applying is easy. Visit your favorite of our 19 convenient locations with two IDs (one ID must show proof of residence) and fill out a quick-and-easy form or apply online and begin using the library immediately. If you apply online, you must visit a library within 2 weeks in order to finish activation of your card.

Which card is right for you?

Primary Card

This all-access pass is for people who live in or own property in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County. Persons 17 and older who meet eligibilty requirements may apply for a card while persons under 17 will need the signature of a parent or guardian. Certain others may qualify for this card so if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Reciprocal Card

Twice as nice. The Metropolitan Library System (MLS) maintains a reciprocal service agreement with the Pioneer Library System, headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma. Those who live, work, or attend school in Cleveland, McClain or Pottawatomie counties; also, Blanchard school district students living in Grady County may apply for a card which offers access to most MLS services. Primary Card holders may do the same at any Pioneer Library.

School Card

Students and teachers who do not qualify for primary or reciprocal service may be eligible for service if their school is in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County. School Cards are valid for one year and eligibility must be verified annually. School card service includes all MLS services except interlibrary loan. Students must present proof of current enrollment and teachers must submit a Teacher Verification Form.

Annual Fee Card

Live outside our service area? You can obtain an Annual Fee Card for $40 per year - about the price of a hardback bestseller and a venti mocha. Even better, each member of your household can use the card. Using our library value calculator, you can quickly see just what a bargain $40 is for your entire household.

Guest Pass

If you're a visitor to our system and are simply wanting to use a public computer, you can request a Guest Pass which will provide access to the Internet, access to productivity software such as Microsoft Word, and access to our databases.

Card Holder Responsibilities

We are so glad you have decided to apply for a library card. We have some information that will be helpful in understanding your responsibilities as a card holder. You will also see our fine structure and fees for printing.

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