How can I get a library card?

Apply for a library card by visiting the Minocqua Public Library. You will need to fill out a brief application and bring in a photo I.D.

A driver’s license with current address is the easiest way to apply. If you do not have that we will accept a photo ID and may ask you some questions to verify. A parent and/or guardian is required to be with anyone 18 years or younger requesting a card.

If I don’t live in Minocqua, can I still borrow items?

Yes. To check out books at the Minocqua Public Library you need to be a taxpayer or live in the state of Wisconsin and have a library card from the Wisconsin Valley Library System.

Libraries included in the WVLS consortium of libraries include:

  • Marathon County Public Library, Abbotsford Public Library, Antigo Public Library, Colby Public Library, Crandon Public Library, Dorchester Public Library, Gilman Public Library, Granton Public Library, Greenwood Public Library, Laona Public Library, Loyal Public Library, Medford Public Library, Merrill Public Library, Owen Public Library, Rhinelander District Library, Rib Lake Public Library, Stetsonville Public Library, Thorp Public Library, Three Lakes/Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library, Tomahawk Public Library, Westboro Public Library, Withee Public Library and the Minocqua Public Library.

If you have a card from another library in the Wisconsin Valley Library System, you can use that card at any of the above-mentioned libraries.

You also may return borrowed items to any participating library.

I forgot my card, but I still want to check out material, what do I do?

You may show photo identification and/or answer some questions for verification purposes (address, phone, date of birth, etc.).

Does the library need to know if I’ve moved?

Yes, please notify us of the change so your records can be updated. Call the library at 715-356-4437 or email us at to share updated information.

Do library cards expire?

Yes, library cards expire every year so that we can make any updates/changes to keep cards current. You may renew your library card by calling or visiting the library.

If I don’t have a library card, can I still use the library’s computers?

Yes, please check in at the front desk with staff to sign up for a computer.