Eligibility

Resident Card

Anyone who lives within the boundaries of the active subdistricts of the Jefferson County Library (JCL) or owns real estate in the active subdistricts may apply for a library card at no additional charge. The boundaries of the JCL active subdistricts currently correspond with the boundaries of the Northwest, Fox, and Windsor School Districts.

Children under eighteen years of age are required to have a parent's or guardian's signature on their library card application. The parent or guardian assumes the responsibility to supervise the child's use of the library and its resources and agrees to insure payment in full for any fines or other charges the child incurs while using the library.

eCard

Anyone aged 13 or older who lives within the boundaries of the active subdistricts of the Jefferson County Library (JCL) or owns real estate in the active subdistricts may apply for a library eCard at no additional charge. The eCard provides access to the library's online resources only. The boundaries of the JCL active subdistricts currently correspond with the boundaries of the Northwest, Fox, and Windsor School Districts.

Click here to apply online.

Non-Resident Card

Individuals who do not reside or own real estate within the boundaries of JCL's active subdistricts may purchase a non-resident card at a cost of $60.00 per year or $15.00 per quarter. Additional cards may be issued to the spouse, children, foster children, or a legal ward if they live with the applicant. The applicant is responsible for all fines and charges incurred on the non-resident card.

Educator's Card

The non-resident fee will be waived for educators who are employed by Jefferson College or a public, parochial, or private school (grades K-12) within the boundaries of JCL's active subdistricts. In order to apply for or renew an educator's card, the educator must provide written proof of employment. Such proof includes a current check stub or a statement on letterhead from the school administration. An educator's card must be renewed at the beginning of each school year (September 1st).

Corporate Card

Day care centers, businesses, and governmental units will be issued corporate cards if they operate within the boundaries of JCL's active subdistricts. Write a letter of application on your business letterhead and list the authorized users of the corporate card. The letter must be signed by the person legally responsible for the entity (the owner, operator or manager). The letter must state that the entity will take responsiblity for all damages, fines and lost materials checked out on the corporate card and will insure that all authorized users of the corporate card comply with all library policies, rules, and regulations. The number of individuals (eg. enrollment) served by the entity should also be indicated in the letter. Non-resident fees will apply to corporate cards for all entities that are not located within the boundaries of JCL's active subdistricts.

Library Card Gift Certificates

Friends and family of non-residents may purchase gift certificates in any one of the amounts listed below to give to a non-resident of the Jefferson County Library District as a gift. The non-resident can then bring the gift certificate to any of the Jefferson County Library branches to redeem for a non-resident library card.

The boundaries of the active subdistricts of the Jefferson County Library correspond with the boundaries of the Fox, Northwest, and Windsor School Districts.

All residents of these subdistricts support the library through real estate and personal property taxes and are eligible for a resident (free) card at the Jefferson County Library.

Individuals who do NOT reside in or own real estate within the tax paying subdistricts of the Jefferson County Library may purchase an annual non-resident (fee) card, which covers the entire household.

The non-resident fee is:

• $15.00 per quarter year
• $30.00 per half year
• $60.00 per year


How to Apply:

1) All library card applicants must provide proof of identity. Such proof may be one of the following:

Current Driver's License
Current State-Issued Photo Identification Card
Birth Certificate
Current Student ID with Photo
Current Military ID
U.S. Passport
U.S. Visa
U.S. Diversity Visa (Green Card)

2) All applicants for Resident (free) library cards must provide proof of legal residence or ownership of real estate within the boundaries of JCL's active subdistricts plus proof of current address. Applicants for NonResident (annual fee) library cards must provide proof of current address. Such proof may be one of the following:

Current Driver's License
Current State-Issued Photo Identification Card
Current Voter Registration Card
Current Missouri Tax Receipt showing address
Current Year Real Property Tax Receipt or Jefferson County or City Tax Assessor's Verification
Current Vehicle Registration showing address
Current Missouri Automobile Insurance ID Card showing address
Current Telephone or Utility Bill indicating applicant's name or address
Bank Printed Checks or Bank Statement Personal Account showing current address
Current Lease Agreement, Rent Receipts or Occupancy Permit showing address

3) Complete the application card and sign it. Applicants who are age eighteen and older assume responsibility for fines or other charges incurred while using the library. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for minors under the age of eighteen.