Our Wi-Fi is on (Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm and Fri-Sat 10am-5pm).
You can get a good signal throughout the Library parking lot.
WiFi Name: Public
No password required
The Foundation serves to solicit, receive, manage, and disburse corporate and individual gifts and grants for the enhancement of library facilities, materials, services, and programs, including support of the efforts to build a new library building for Mount Vernon and the region. The Foundation believes strongly that a good library is an essential public service.
Get Your Library Card Online
Anyone can apply for a library card online! When you use our online application, the system issues you a temporary library card number, that may be use to place holds, instantly.
Eligible applicants (adults residing or owning property in the incorporated city limits of Mount Vernon) will be mailed a provisional Library card. This card is good for 30 days, but needs to be brought in to the Library (with your picture ID) to be converted to a permanent card.
People residing within the boundaries of one of our reciprocal partners are also eligible for free cards. Others may purchase a card.
For details, and our online application are available here.
Online Library FAQs
What is my pin number?
Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If that isn’t working, please send us an email, and we can look it up/reset it for you.
My library card is expired. What do I do?
You may renew your card in person in the library or at curbside during those open ours. We may also be able to renew your card online. To begin the online renewal process, please fill out this form.
I want to access ebooks/audiobooks, but the system is asking for my card and pin number, and I don’t know what it is.
Your card number is the 14-digit series under your barcode on the back of your card. Type in this number without any spaces. Your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
How do I download ebooks/audiobooks?
You can view read and listen to digital books either on your computer, or you can download them to your tablet or phone. We offer 2 services for digital materials: Libby/OverDrive and Hoopla. Visit our online reading page to get started.
Support the Library
We do not have any volunteer positions available at this time.
We welcome short-term and long-term volunteers ages 16 and older. The library provides training appropriate to the task or bring your own skills. For more information, please contact Andrea via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (360) 336-6209.
The Mount Vernon City Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, CDs and other materials in good condition. Some items may be added to our collection or passed along to the Friends of the Mount Vernon City Library-- a support organization-- and sold in used book sales to generate funds for the library. All materials donations must be arranged in advance.