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How do I get a library card?

If you live, own a business, or own property in Mount Vernon, you are eligible for a Mount Vernon City Library card. Minors under 18 years of age are eligible by submitting a library card application signed by a parent or guardian.


In Person:

Go to the library with your ID and your card will be issued to you instantly (if your city address is not on your ID, please bring proof of address or property ownership or a business license.)


Nonresidents:

Nonresidents may purchase a Mount Vernon City Library card for an annual fee ($80 for a family or $40 for a senior).


Resident users of other Skagit Libraries:

If you have an Anacortes, Burlington, LaConner, Sedro-Woolley, or Upper Skagit library card with a current sticker, you can get a free Mount Vernon City Library card.


Mount Vernon teachers:

Certificated teachers currently teaching at a Mount Vernon school are eligible for a Mount Vernon City Library card.


Can I use other libraries?

If you have a Mount Vernon City Library card in good standing, you can use the following libraries: Anacortes, Burlington, LaConner, Sedro-Woolley, or Upper Skagit. Just present your library card with a current sticker and picture identification with current address.

What can I do with a Library Card?

Your library card gives you access to the vast collection of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs!


It also gives you access to all of our digital services. Now you can use your library card to:
• Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks
• Download or stream free music
• Learn languages
• Access magazines, journals, almanacs, and encyclopedias online
• Learn how to repair cars
• Access Consumer Reports online at no charge
• Get help with homework
• Find a better career
• Prepare for tests
• Do research online


You can also keep track of what’s due, overdue or ready for pickup by setting up email notifications through your account.


What can I do without a Library Card?

• Read books, magazines and use special collections when visiting the library
• Participate in our paperback exchange program
• Use library computers (ID required)
• Use our Ask a Librarian service
• Attend Events & Classes


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