Getting a Library Card


A valid library card is required to check materials out of the library. To apply for a library card a person must be 18 years old and have a current U.S. Government issued photo ID. The person whose name appears on the library card is responsible for the account and any use made of the card.

The applicant’s date of birth, signature, and identification are required to obtain a library card. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for anyone under 18 years of age to obtain a card. Parental identification may be requested.

Available to Residents & Non-Residents 

Library cards are available to resident and non-resident borrowers. A resident is defined as any individual owning or renting taxable real property within the city limits of Aberdeen or whose principal residence is within the city limits of Aberdeen or within the limits of those areas that are under contract for service with the library. Proof of residency is required.

A non-resident is anyone who resides outside or does not own or rent taxable real property within the city limits of Aberdeen or those areas that are under contract with the library. A fee is charged to nonresidents to borrow material. No portion of the fee will be refunded. Non-residents can choose to pay $5 for one month, $12 for 3 months or $42 for a year. 

Check Out Limits

All card-holders may check out up to 15 books, 10 audiobook, 5 DVDs, 5 Music CDs and 5 Magazines at a time. In addition, the library has iPads, Hotspots and Microscopes available for check out. 
All items are due back within two weeks. Renewals to extend the due date can be requested, but are not guaranteed. 

For More Information

Please review our circulation and organization card policies. If you have any questions, please contact the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library at 605-626-7097.