Library Cards

City of Mount Vernon Residents/Property Owners: 

Applying for a library card only takes a few minutes. You may apply at the front desk or online. 


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.

Reciprocal borrowers: 

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.


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. 


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.


What can I do with a Library Card? 

• Check out books, movies, music CDs & much more

• Download e-books, audiobooks, music, and videos

• Place holds on items in person or online

• Use online resources


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


315 Snoqualmie St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 • (360) 336-6209 • libraryreference@mountvernonwa.gov 

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10AM–8PM • Friday & Saturday 10AM–5PM • Sunday: Closed