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ADULT Resident cards: Initial Card is free.

  • To be eligible to receive a Mercer County Public Library ADULT card, one must be 18 years old and satisfy the following:

    • Be a resident of Mercer County

    • Show current KY Driver’s License OR current Photo ID with local address (physical and mailing address, if different). If you cannot present a photo ID with a current local address, you must bring a current piece of official mail.

Kentucky Resident Cards:

• Be a resident of Kentucky (other than Mercer County)
• Show current KY Driver’s License AND a library card from a reciprocal library, as well as be in good standing with that library. Staff member will verify the patron’s status by phone with other library.

Non Resident/Temporary Cards:

  • This will include out of state library users that will be in our community for a limited time.



  • Card will expire after 6 months.

  • Materials will be limited for check-out.
               • Audio - 2            Books - 2
               • Music - 1            Equipment - 0
               • Periodicals - 2   Video/DVD -
               • Reserve - 1        Microform -

  • Address verification:
         1. Permanent out of state address from government issued photo ID
         2. Local address. Must give street address.
         • Only 3 items will be checked out on the day that card is issued.

Children's Cards:

To be eligible to receive a Mercer County Public Library CHILD card, a child must:
     • Be a resident of Mercer County, or other KY county.
     • Have an application signed by their parent or legal guardian.
     • Parent or legal guardian must have identification as outlined above.
An adult parent or legal guardian MUST be present in the library to sign for a minor child's card and/or Internet Computer use.


Replacement Cards: $2.00
    It is Library policy that patrons must have their Library card to check out materials including computers. The library cannot look up patron information, including barcode numbers and PINs. This policy is for the protection of patrons.

If a patron does not have a card in hand, a Replacement Card may be purchased for a $2.00 fee. MCPL will temporarily hold items to allow patrons to retrieve their cards.