Free library cards for residents outside Multnomah County

Live outside Multnomah County?

You can get a free library card if you are a resident of:

  • Clackamas County, Oregon - except for Johnson City
  • Hood River County, Oregon
  • Washington County, Oregon
  • Clark County, Washington
  • Klickitat County, Washington
  • Skamania County, Washington
  • Yale Precinct, Cowlitz County, Washington
  • Cities of Ariel, Cougar or Woodland, Cowlitz County, Washington
Libraries in these areas belong to the Metropolitan Interlibrary Exchange. Residents may apply for free library cards at participating libraries. Patrons must register for a library card at each library system they wish to use. Materials must be checked out and returned at the library or library system that issued the library card. Other library systems may have different registration requirements, rules and fees.

Metropolitan Interlibrary Exchange libraries include Camas Public LibraryFort Vancouver Regional Library DistrictHood River County Library DistrictLibrary Information Network of Clackamas County and Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

Free 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 if you live in Oregon, but do not live within Multnomah County or one of the areas above. Find out if your library participates.

Full-use library cards for a fee

Both Oregon and non-Oregon residents can get a Multnomah County Library card for $180.00 per year. This fee also allows all members of your household to get library cards, and it includes full library services, including accessing research tools from a computer or smartphone, placing interlibrary loan requests, checking out the maximum number of items and placing the maximum number of holds.