Library Cards

How to Get a Library Card

Whether a Nevada County resident or non-resident, everyone is eligible for a free library card. Sign up in person at any of our library locations, or read these instructions to apply online: 

  • Remember to write down your temporary login: PACREG_ _ _ _ _.
  • This is a Temporary Online Registration only. A physical library card with full access to all materials will be mailed to California residents, or residents of Washoe County, NV with instructions on how to activate within 30 days of temporary card issuance. Out-of-state residents will need to visit a physical library location and show proof of address to receive their permanent card. 
  • View a list of digital resources you have access to with the Temporary Online Registration. 

Note: In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete the library card registration.

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  1. Borrower Types
  2. Borrowing Policies
  3. Proof of Residency


For children ages 0 to 12. Must have the application signed by a parent or legal guardian with proof of identification. 


For teens ages 13 to 17. Student identification card from a local school, driver’s license, or other identification requested. Parent/guardian does not need to be present at time of application.


For patrons 18 and older. Verification of California or Washoe County, Nevada address and identity requested


For all ages. Verification of identity or address not required

Temporary Online Registration allows access to the following digital resources for 30 days: