Cardholder Services

Welcome to the Pickerington Public Library!

With your Pickerington Public Library card, you have access to millions of items through the library’s collection, our membership in the Central Library Consortium, and through SearchOhio and OhioLINK.

Pickerington Public Library cards are free to obtain.

Any resident of the state of Ohio is eligible for a Pickerington Public Library card. Cardholders do not have to be a resident of the City of Pickerington, Violet Township, or Fairfield County.

There are no age restrictions on library cards.

Apply for a card at any Pickerington Library location:

Violet the Cow with Library Card

To create a new library card for yourself or for a minor (ages 17 and under), you will be required to provide photo ID with a photograph and printed name and verification of current address.

Examples of acceptable ID include a driver’s license, state issued ID, passport, military ID, and school ID, among others.

If photo ID does not include the customer’s current address, they must present one piece of official documentation for verification of their current address. See examples of acceptable ID and documentation in the library’s Cardholder Policy.

If you do not have anything with your current address on it, library staff will mail your new card to you at an address you provide. Check out will not be available until you receive your card.

Apply online:  Click here to register for a library card online. Please note that you will have to complete the application process in person by presenting photo ID with proof of your current address. You will receive your card once you come to the library to finish this process.

Student Cards

Minors (ages 17 and under) can apply for a Student Card in person at any location of the Pickerington Public Library without a parent or guardian present. Student Cards allow for three (3) print items to be checked out at a time.

Cardholders cannot have a Student Card and a regular Pickerington Public Library card at the same time. When a Student Card holder turns 18, they must apply for a regular library card.

Teacher Cards

To apply for a Teacher Card, in addition to other required forms of acceptable ID, applicants must show a recent pay stub from the school, preschool, or daycare where employed.  Other acceptable verifications include a homeschool letter dated within the year, school photo ID from the current school year, or a signed letter from an administrator on school letterhead stating the individual is a teacher.

After your Teacher Card has been approved:

In addition to all the privileges of Full Access cards, Teacher Cards allow a six (6) week loan period for items, but with no renewals.

Two (2) lost items per school year will be allotted to the account if necessary.  Any item from the collection except Quick Picks and video games  are permitted to be checked out using an Educator/Teacher Card.

Teacher Cards are good for three (3) years. Items will check out for a 9-week loan period with three (3) renewals. Two (2) lost items per school year will be allotted to the account if necessary.

All nonfiction adult DVDs, as well as juvenile audiovisual items, with the exception of entertainment family films, can be checked out on a teacher card.

The Youth Services Department of the Pickerington Public Library provides teacher collections as a free resource to supplement the educational resources provided by the school district. Click here for Teacher Collections request forms.  A Teacher Card is not required to use this service.

Lost Cards

Replacement cards are $.50. Identification is required to receive a replacement card.

Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the library immediately, so library staff can put a block on your account.  This keeps you from being held responsible for items checked out on that lost/stolen card after you’ve reported it to the library.

Borrowing Materials at Your Library

For additional information on borrowing materials, including loan periods and item limits, see the library’s Borrowing Materials page, or click here for the Cardholder Policy.


Cardholder Services