Library Cards

How do I get a library card?
Visit the library to sign up for a library card.  Free library cards are available to all Wisconsin residents.  When applying for a card at the library, make sure to bring a photo ID and proof of your current address such as a driver's license, state ID, apartment lease, or a utility bill showing your name and address.  Children under the age of 18 need a parent or guardian's signature to get a library card.  The parent or guardian must be present.  We have no age limit for library cards; you may get your child a library card whenever you feel your child is ready.

Where can I use my card?
Altoona Public Library is part of the MORE Library Consortium.  You can use your library card at any of the 49 MORE libraries.  You can also use your library card to request books from other MORE libraries using the MORE online catalog, and have them sent to Altoona to pick up. 

What can I do with my library card?
Your library card gives you access to a variety of resources.  Your card can be used to check out physical materials from any MORE library, to check out ebooks and other digital materials online, to access public computers at the library, and to access valuable research materials available through the state of Wisconsin.  

How do I access my library card account?
To view materials you have checked out on your library card, request materials, pay fines, or renew items, you can access your account by going to the MORE library catalog.  Click on My Account and log in using your name and library card number.  For more information about how to use your account, click here

What if I lose my library card?
Please contact us right away if you realize you've lost your library card.  You may get a replacement card for $1.00.