Get or Renew a Library Card

Get a Library Card

Any South Central Library System area resident is eligible to receive a free Portage Public Library card with proof address and a photo ID. See the circulation policy for acceptable forms of ID, library cards for minors, application form, and further eligibility information. Printable library card application.

Renew a Library Card

Library cards expire every 4 years. When it is time to renew your library card you can do so by either calling the library at 608-742-4959, or by coming in to the library. Staff will ask you to verify and update your information like address, phone number, and email address to make sure that your account is up to date. Once your account is renewed you can keep your current card and barcode, if your card is in poor condition we can issue you a new card with a new barcode.  

Replace a Lost Library Card

In the event that you lose your library card we can issue you a replacement card for $1.00.