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September 22, 2014

Using the Library

Get Started : Get a Library Card

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Get a Library Card

A Library card is free for anyone who:

 

  • Lives, works, or owns property in the city of Seattle, city of Bothell or most of King County. More...
  • Is the spouse or underage dependent of someone who does
  • Goes to school in the above areas

 

 Apply online if you are 13 or older.

 

To get your card, stop by any Library and bring:

 

 

 

Children's Library card: 

 

  • Apply in person only
  • Print and fill out the application form
  • Bring the completed form and the child to any Library 

 

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What can I do with a Library card?

  • Check out books, movies and music CDs
  • Download e-books, audiobooks, music and videos
  • Place holds on items in person or online
  • Reserve time on a Library computer
  • Use online resources

What can I do without a card?

What else should I know about Library cards?

  • Visitors and non-resident? You can buy a Library card.
  • Lose your card? There is a $1 replacement fee.
  • Card lost or stolen? Call Borrower Services at 206-386-4190. Let us know immediately - you are responsible for any borrowed items. 
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