Library card options

Multnomah County Library cards

You can get a free library card if you live, own property, teach or go to school in:


  • Clackamas County, except for Johnson City
  • Hood River County
  • Multnomah County
  • Washington County


  • Clark County
  • Klickitat County
  • Skamania County
  • Some areas of Cowlitz County: Cities of Ariel, Cougar or Woodland, Yale Precinct

Accessible services and accommodations are available. Contact us with questions.

Students and educators

Are you an educator? Teachers and educators may apply for educator library cards.

Students in Multnomah County school districts may be able to use their student ID number as a library card. Learn more about Library Connect

Limited-use library cards for Oregon residents

You may be able to get a free limited-use library card through the Oregon Library Passport Program. Find out if your library participates.

Full-use library cards for a fee

If you live outside the service areas above, you can get a Multnomah County Library card for $180.00 per year. 

Visit the library in person to complete your application and pick up your library card.

Library cards at nearby libraries

People who live in these areas may get free library cards at all these libraries: 

You must register for a library card at each library system.

Items must be returned to the library system where they were checked out.

Other library systems have different registration requirements, rules and fees.