Delaware Libraries

Library Card Account

How do I get a library card?
You can get a library card by filling out a Patron Registration Form then you can turn it in at the circulation desk of your local library. Check with your library for I.D. requirements.

How much do library cards cost?

Library cards are free to all residents of Delaware but there may be a fee for replacement cards. Out of state visitors can also receive a library card after paying a borrower fee.

How do I log into my library account?
Go to the main catalog page, type in your library card number in the upper right. Click Login and from there click on My Account at the top of the page to view your library account. Browse the catalog with all the features accessible by Delaware residents, request an item from any of our member libraries, or check your wish lists of books you’d like to read.

How do I view my checked out items?
Once you have logged in you can view your account details from the Review My Account screen. Click on My Account in the Menu bar then click on the Review My Account link. Depending on the activity in your account you will see: all your checked out items, holds (items from other catalog libraries), bills, and requests (messages to and from library staff).

What if I forget my P.I.N.?
Patrons with an e-mail address in their account may reset their PINs online. PIN information may also be obtained in person at any library.

How do I change my P.I.N.?
Login to your library account with your library card number and the P.I.N. that you received when you registered for your card. Then click on the link that says, “My Account.” Click on the link for, “User PIN change,” this brings you to the form to change your pin. You will need to put in your library card number again and your current P.I.N., below that you can enter your new pin, confirm it by entering it again in the box below, click on the “Change PIN” box and you are done. Remember to write down your new pin. P.I.N.’s can be any combination of letters or numbers 4 to 10 characters long.

How do I pay my fines and or bills?
You may pay your fees at your local library with cash or a check.

How can I receive notices by Email?
If you update or add your email address to your library account, you will start receiving email notices for items due in three days , overdue library materials, and available holds. Depending on your local library policy, some of these emails may duplicate notices received by phone or mail. To update or record your email address, speak to any library staff member the next time you are in the library. If you do not want to receive any email notices, ask a member of your local library staff to remove your email address from your record.