Get a Card
Applying for a library card only takes a few minutes. You may apply at the front desk or online.
City of Mount Vernon Residents/Property Owners:
Resident library cards are available at no charge. A valid photo ID with current city address (within the incorporated city limits) is required.
If your current address is not on your ID, official proof of address such as utility bill, voter registration card, bank statement, lease etc., will be accepted.
Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian apply for a card in their name. The youth must be present to receive a card.
If you qualify for a card at another library in Skagit County (Anacortes, Burlington, LaConner, Central Skagit, or Upper Skagit), you can sign up to be a reciprocal borrower.
To apply, stop by the library with a valid photo ID with current address. If your current address is not on your ID, official proof of address such as utility bill, voter registration card, bank statement, lease etc., will be accepted.City of Mount Vernon Business License Holders: Please inquire in person at the library or call the library at (360) 336-6209.
Visitors or Non-Residents:
If you are a visitor or non-resident, you may purchase a library card. The non-resident fee is $80 for 1 year, $40 for 6 months, or $20 for 3 months. Seniors (ages 65+) receive a 50% discount. Cash and checks are accepted.
We are now offering a two month free trial for people who live in the county but not within a library district to help with the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A valid photo ID with current address is required for a non-resident card. If your current address is not on your ID, official proof of address such as utility bill, voter registration card, bank statement, lease etc., will be accepted.
Almost every county in the state provides a county library to serve it citizens. Unfortunately, Skagit County has no such library. The city libraries in the county are mindful of the lack of library service outside their respective jurisdictions, and allow non-residents access to borrower services through the purchase of non-resident cards in accordance with RCW 27.12.270. For the fee anyone can have access to our more than 85,000 items. To help put this in perspective, compare our annual fee with two or three hardbound books per year, pizza and a movie for two nights for a family of four, or less than a year’s subscription to the Skagit Valley Herald. A library card is the best bargain around at less than 22 cents a day.
Library services will be closed from May 31 through June 8 due to an all Library staff furlough. Processing of your new card will be delayed as we work through online applications. Additionally, please expect a delay in library account, technical assistance, and responses to other queries.
Anyone can apply online! When you use our online application, the system issues you a temporary library card number (eCard) instantly.
Eligible applicants (adults residing or owning property in the incorporated city limits of Mount Vernon) will be mailed a provisional Library card that will give full access to all of the Library’s digital resources through June 30, 2020. Once the Library re-opens, you will need to complete the application process in person with photo ID.
Do you live in Skagit County but don’t qualify for a free library card? We are now offering a two month free trial for people who live in the county but not within a library district to help with the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A temporary eCard allows you immediate access to:
- Most Online databases
- Place holds on library materials
You must obtain a permanent card to:
- Check out library materials
- Download eBooks and other digital media
Apply For Your Card Now!
El registro en línea para una tarjeta de la Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon está abierto a los adultos que residen o son dueños de una propiedad en los límites de la ciudad incorporada de Mount Vernon. Otros pueden obtener una tarjeta de la biblioteca en persona en la Biblioteca. Los detalles sobre la elegibilidad están disponibles en www.mountvernonwa.gov/194/Get-a-Library-Card.
El sistema le emite un número de tarjeta de biblioteca temporal (eCard) al instante. El número de la tarjeta de la biblioteca temporal será válido por 30 días. Las tarjetas permanentes para los solicitantes en línea elegibles se emiten por correo. Al recibir su tarjeta permanente, debe llevarla a la biblioteca con una identificación con foto para activarla.
Una tarjeta electrónica temporal le permite acceso inmediato a:
- La mayoría de las bases de datos en línea
- Hacer reservas de los materiales de la biblioteca
Debe obtener una tarjeta permanente para:
- El préstamo de materiales de la biblioteca
- Descargar libros electrónicos y otros medios digitales