Getting a Library Card


You can get a Library card at the Circulation desk at the Grand Valley Public Library.


If you live within the Grand Valley District Library boundaries, you may obtain a resident library card with no charge. People living within the service area of the Grand Valley Public School District, are served by the GVPL. If you are unsure of your Library district, call us at 440-437-6545. We’ll check your eligibility and give you other options for receiving an GVPL card.

There’s no age requirement for a library card. Cards for patrons under 18 years old will need a parent’s or guardian’s signature, identification, and proof of address.

What to Bring

When you come in to GVPL for your card, you’ll need to fill out and sign an application that includes your birth date and your driver’s license number.

We’ll also need to see a current photo ID and some proof of current address.

Current photo ID can be a driver’s license or state issued ID from any state, a military ID, or a passport.

Proof of address may be:

* Current Driver’s license or Ohio ID card issued by the Secretary of State
* Mail addressed to you and postmarked within the last month
* Lease or purchase agreement
* Car registration

If you don’t have any of these, come up to the circulation desk and we can mail a form letter to your local address. Bring it back within one month of the date on the letter, and you’ll be good to go.

Report a Lost or Stolen Card Immediately

Call us at 440-437-6545, or come to the Circulation desk. Until you have reported your card missing, any use of it is your responsibility. Please protect your GVPL card as you would a credit card.

Some Additional Information

Information about checking stuff out from GVPL is available on our Using Your Library Card page, and your GVPL borrowing privileges are covered in detail in our Circulation policy.

Thanks for your interest in GVPL! Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions or trouble.