New Library Cards
To sign up for an Idaho Falls Public Library card, you will need identification issued by the State of Idaho (e.g., driver’s license or identification card). Also, if your identification doesn’t list your current address, you will also need proof of residency.
To prove local residency, bring recently postmarked mail (within the past 90 days), a checkbook register, a car registration slip, or a paycheck stub (printed by your employer). Your documentation must show your name and current address.
Please note: The library does NOT accept rental agreements as proof of residency. The library does NOT accept school cards or foreign consulate cards as identification.
If you do not have an Idaho driver’s license or ID card, you may substitute a current United States passport. If you have an out-of-state driver’s license, you can still sign up for a temporary library card while you go through the process of establishing residency. Temporary library cards have a 2-item borrowing limit.
Our library issues new library cards at our second floor desk. Cards are free for anyone living within Bonneville County or a city within the county. Out-of-county patrons pay $62.54 annually (per household) for their library cards.
Do you want do get a library card for a child? Junior cards are available to patrons under age 18 if an adult with an IFPL card comes to the library and requests the junior card. This adult will be responsible for activity (including the account balance) on the junior card. The responsible adult may, at any time, request his/her junior cards be cancelled.
Minors, ages 16-17, may sign up for a library card without a responsible adult if they provide identification and, if required, proof of residency.
For additional details about library cards, including cards for Idaho Falls property owners and active duty military stationed in Bonneville County, please refer to our circulation policy.