Your Library Card

Even though the library is closed due to COVID-19, you can still get a card!

  • Nassau Library System is offering digital cards that last until June 30. These cards will allow you to access the library’s digital content, which includes ebooks, audiobooks, live tutoring, digital magazines, language courses, streaming video, test prep, and more.
  • Please note that this is not an automated system and NLS staff are working on card applications as they come in. Your patience is appreciated!
  • Click here to apply

 How do I apply for a library card?

  • You must be a resident of School District #17.
  • You must present two forms of identification with your address, one of which must be a photo I.D (see below for accepted forms of identification).
  • Children: Only a parent or legal guardian may apply for a library card for a child.  To apply, the parent or guardian must present his/her own aforementioned identification.  In addition, the child must be present to receive his/her library card.
  • Any I.D. with a P.O. Box address will not be accepted.

Types of I.D. Accepted:

    • Current Driver’s License
    • Current Non Driver Photo Identification Card
    • Current Car Registration
    • Current Proof of Car Insurance
    • Utility Bill (dated within the last 30 days)
    • Current School Identification Card (only if it includes applicant’s address).

 

How do I renew my library card?

  • Bring in your expired library card.
  • You must present two forms of identification with your address, one of which must be a photo I.D.
  • Children: Only a parent or legal guardian may renew a library card for a child.  To renew the card, the parent or guardian must present his/her own identification.  In addition, the child must be present to renew his/her library card.
  • Any I.D. with a P.O. Box address will not be accepted.

 

What if I lose my library card?

  • If the lost library card has expired, there is no charge to obtain a new one.  If the card hasn’t expired, a fee will be charged to replace it.
  • To apply for a replacement card (regardless of whether it has expired or not), you must present two forms of identification with your address, one of which must be a photo I.D.