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Get Your Library Card

It's never too late to sign up for a library card, and it doesn't cost anything. Having a library card gives you access to library materials and services. In order to get a library card, you'll need to visit your local library and complete the registration process. New Webster Parish adult card holders have a three month (90 day) probationary period, beginning the day of registration, limiting the number and/or types of materials they are able to check out. Limits will increase automatically after 90 days. 

Filling Out a Form

Adults (18+)

To complete the registration process, all you will need to bring with you is a picture ID with your current residing address on it, such as a driver's license. If your ID does not have current residing address, also bring with you a form of verification that has the correct name and address. Ex: Bill, Mail, etc.


To complete the registration process for a minor, a parent/guardian of the minor must be present and must bring their picture ID with the parent/guardians current residing address on it, such as a driver's license. If the ID does not have current address, a form of verification that contains the name and correct residing address of the parent/guardian must be presented. Ex: Bill, Mail, etc.

If the juvenile is not present with the parent/guardian, proof of identity for the minor must be presented. Ex: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Insurance Card, School Report Card, etc.

Public Computer Usage

A library card is not necessary to use the public computers and or internet; however, it is encouraged and a public computer can only be accessed by adults and minors holding a library card in which a parent/guardian has given a prior authorization for access. For adults needing to use a public computer, a computer guest pass will be provided to you by staff.

In order to use a in-house moveable, such as a laptop, a driver's license must be provided along with your library card.

Click for Public Computer Usage/Internet Policy Information.

Replacement Cards

There is no charge for your first library card. There is a $1.00 replacement card fee for each additional card.

Damaged/Lost Material

Cost of damage/replacement will be determined by the extent of repair. Patrons will be charged the cost of the item (books, magazines, DVDs, equipment, etc.). If only part of a set is lost and WPL can replace that part, the patron will be charged the replacement cost of that part. If the entire set must be replaced, the patron will be charged the cost of the entire set. Cost will be processed and refunded by check if a lost item is returned within six months of payment with the original receipt.

Loan Periods

One Week Items: Magazines, Movies, Music CDs, New Books, Laptops, Mobile Hotspots, and Tablets

Two Week Items: Books, Books on CD, Kits, Playaways, and Playaway Views. 

One Day Items: Equipment and Miscellaneous.

Checkout Renewals

Launchpad tablets, Movies, Magazines, New Books and Playaway Views may be renewed once, and other items may be renewed up tp three times provided the item is not being requested by another patron. Renewals can be made by phone, online, or in person. Laptops, Mobile Hotspots, and Tablets are available for Webster Parish Residents only and can be renewed once if there is not wait list. 

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