A free library card is available to:
- Residents of Cherokee
- Rural residents of Cherokee
- Residents of Iowa participating in the Open Access program
- Contracting towns and cities
A charge (comparable to per capita funding) will be assessed for the following visitors to obtain a library card:
- Residents from out of state
- Residents from cities not participating in the open access program
- Open Access program members who want to access e-resources offered by the Cherokee Public Library may pay a $40 fee.
- Driver’s license
- State/Federal issued ID or Passport
- School ID card
Address Verification (if address is different from, or not listed on the photo ID)
- Current utility bill
- Letter with a current postmark
Card Holder Information
When you sign up for your library card, you agree to the following:
- Presenting this card when checking out material
- All material checked out on this card
- Not lending this card to others
- Notifying the library if the card is lost, stolen, or a change of name, address, phone, or email.
- Responsibility for all fine and for lost or damaged materials borrowed on this card.
Children of any age can obtain a library card. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child to sign the application and the parent/legal guardian will need to show a photo ID and provide current address verification. Parents with a library card must be in good standing with the library. The parent/legal guardian understands they are to supervise the child’s use of library materials and will ultimately be responsible for the materials checked out on the card. An individual must be 18 or older to obtain a card without a parental signature.
A charge of $2.00 will be made for a lost or damaged card.