Apply for Library Card

Button (7)All Brookings County residents are entitled to a free library card.

To sign up for a library card, please bring a photo ID that shows your current address. If your ID is not updated, please bring a piece of mail that shows your name and Brookings County address.

A parent or guardian must be present to sign up for a library card for children under 18. 

Individuals who live outside of Brookings County are welcome to use the Library! Library cards for out-of-county residents are $35 per year for an individual or $45 per year for a family. 

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Online Library Card Request
Brookings county residents can sign up online for a library card, then pick up the physical card when they stop in.   We will respond with your card number and credentials as soon as we are able to during regular 8am-5pm hours, Monday-Friday.  Physical cards can be picked up during open hours (Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-8:00pm; Friday-Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm)

To sign up, please fill out the form below. 

Note: we cannot process out-of-county requests online.  If you DO NOT live in Brookings County, please stop in to the Library during open hours (Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-8:00pm; Friday-Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm) to fill out the form and pay the out-of-county fee ($35 individual, $45 family). 

* indicates required field
Name*: 
Birth Date*: 
Home Address*: 
City, State Zip*: 
Is this address within Brookings city limits?*: 
Phone Number*: 
Email Address*: 

Check box if you are an SDSU Student:   Yes, I'm an SDSU Student
                If yes, please enter your permanent/home address: 
                Permanent Address: 
                City, State Zip:  


Do you agree to the following?*      Yes, I agree.
I hereby apply for the privilege of borrowing items from the Brookings Public Library and promise to take good care of all items borrowed, to pay promptly all fines, damages, and costs charged against me, to obey the rules of the library, and to abide by all regulations set forth by the Brookings Public Library. A parent or guardian signing a library registration for a minor accepts responsibility for the minor's use of the library. 

You must upload a picture of your government-issued ID (driver's license, passport, state-issued ID) that includes your current Brookings County address. If it doesn't have your current Brookings County address, you must also upload a piece of mail that shows your name and your address. 

Upload Picture of government-issued ID*: 
Upload Picture of Piece of Mail: 

If you need additional cards set up for children or guardians in your care (under 18 years old), please include their full names and birthdates. By doing so, you agree that you are responsible for physical items checked out on cards created in their names: 



Staff will respond to online card requests during regular 8am-5pm hours, Monday-Friday,  as time allows. There may be a delay in emailing information. If you do not receive an email response within two business days after you've submitted your form, please check your spam/junk folder. If you still do not have an email from us, please email nswenson@cityofbrookings.org. 

Thanks!