Get a library card

Patron holding a library cardYour Multnomah County Library card opens the door to a world of information and entertainment: books, e-books, movies, music downloads, CDs, audiobooks, online newspaper and magazine articles, library computers and more. All you need to get started is a library card. Library cards are free to residents of Multnomah County and many outlying areas.

New to the library? Fill out this form to get a library card.

Library cards are free to Multnomah County residents. You can get a library card at any library location or online.

Once you have your library card, you can sign up for My MCL.

Now available: 150th anniversary commemorative library cards

150th anniversary library cardAs part of the ongoing celebration of the library’s sesquicentennial, the library now has special 150th Anniversary commemorative library cards for a limited time. Best of all, you can keep your old library card number. If you've lost your card, a new card number will be issued. Just stop by your library today to pick one up.


Lost your library card?

Please report a lost card as soon as you can. Come in to any library to get a new card - it’s free.