Get a Library Card

Signing up for a Berks County library card grants you access to thousands of materials at any of the 23 locations and online. Check out and enjoy all that your library has to offer–all you need is your library card. You may go to the Berks County Public Library of your choice and fill out a paper application, or print out an application below and bring it to your library pre-filled.


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Don’t have a library card?

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Berks County residents without library cards can register for a library card online by visiting the catalog and select “Click here now to register." We’ll create your account within 48 hours to access your library's digital content.


The following requirements must be met at the time you sign up:

  • Adults (18 and over) need to present valid proof of identity (photo ID) and residency. (Documents accepted to verify address include auto registration, recent utility bills, voter registration cards, lease/rental agreements, etc.)
  • Children (under 18) require an adult signature and the adult's photo ID and proof of address.


Printable Juvenile and Adult Application Forms (available in English and Spanish)


If you have a library card, you have an account. To see your checked-out materials; holds & requests; fines, blocks on lending, and account messages, click on My Account at the top of any page. You will need to enter your library card number, and your PIN, which is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Lost Your Card? Call your local library to let them know. Then visit the library to request a new card; remember to bring ID with you.