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Acceptable ID for a Library Card

Acceptable ID for a Library Card

Applicants must show identification which includes BOTH a photo and proof of current address. (One document may be acceptable if it serves both purposes). Please note: If photo ID does not have current address, a document with proof of address is required. All applications must be signed to be valid.

Acceptable for Photo ID

(Must be valid/current except where noted and have photo.)

  • PA Driver’s License
  • PA Identification Card
  • Other US State’s Driver’s License if accompanied by local address verification (see below)
  • Expired PA Driver’s License if accompanied by local address verification
  • Passport
  • State ID
  • Military ID
  • Work ID
  • Student ID
  • Medical Insurance Card

 

Acceptable Proof of Address

(Must be valid/current and dated within the past 6 months; online printouts may be acceptable at the staff’s discretion.)

  • PA Learner’s Permit
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Vehicle insurance card
  • Medical insurance card (if carries address information)
  • Lease/Rental agreement (house, apartment, dormitory)
  • Property tax receipt
  • Utility bill (electric, gas, telephone, water-dated within 4-6 weeks)
  • Paycheck (dated within 4-6 weeks)
  • Bank Account statement (dated within 4-6 weeks)
  • Credit Card billing statement (dated within 4-6 weeks)
  • Report card from the most recent grading period

 

For minors ages 0-17:

  • Child/youth must be present to register
  • Parent/guardian’s ID is required, will be listed on account*
  • Parental signature required on application*

*Emancipated minors should be registered as adults.

Not Valid Identification

(Unacceptable identification includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Hand-addressed/personal mail
  • Business cards
  • Sales receipts
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Junk bulk mail
  • Social Security card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Checkbook