How to qualify for a library card

You must live in Shelby County, Kentucky, or if you are a member of the following libraries, you may also obtain a card:

If you are a resident of a county not listed above and wish to become a member of SCPL, there is a $25.00 one-time membership fee. Contact us for more information.

We are required to see proof of address. Please show your photo ID or a piece of mail that matches your ID to a circulation associate next time you’re at the library so we can verify your information.

There’s no age requirement to obtain a library card, but children 16 years or younger must have a parent or guardian agree to be the responsible party for the materials borrowed.

Apply Online

Renew Your Library Card

Library cards expire every four years so we can ensure patron information is as up-to-date as possible.

  • Call the library at (502) 633-3803. You’ll be asked to verify one or more of the following: full name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, and/or library card number.

Renew Online

For more information, email Debbie Phillips at [email protected] or call (502) 633-3803.