Library Card Application

Thank you for your interest in joining Upper Arlington Public Libraries!

All residents of Ohio are eligible to apply for a free library card. To receive your card, please accept the terms of our Borrower’s Agreement, complete the application form and bring your photo ID with proof of current address to the front desk in any of our library locations. Read our loan, fees and fines policy.

If you want to access our digital collection only:

Get an E-Card for Instant Access

If you don’t have a UAPL library card yet and you would like to dive right in, an E-Card is for you. Our E-Card gives you access to all our digital services. You can always upgrade to a full library card later to borrow print books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl and more!

  1. Start by clicking ‘Get a Library Card.’
  2. Give our Borrower’s Agreement a quick nod.
  3. On the application, tick the ‘I would like an E-Card only for now‘ box.
  4. Fill out the form, hit submit, and voilà – your E-Card number appears!
  5. Keep an eye on your inbox for a friendly email with your E-Card number.
  6. You’re all set to dive into the digital realm. Happy borrowing!
Screenshot of the card registration form, highlighting the option to apply for an E-Card only

Borrower’s Agreement

I will:
  • Adhere to library policies.
  • Be financially responsible for the loss or damage of all materials borrowed on this card.
  • Report a lost/stolen card immediately; I am solely responsible for items lost/stolen by someone using my card if I haven’t reported it missing.
  • Keep my library account up to date with correct address, phone and e-mail address.
I understand: Should my account be blocked due to long overdue materials, fines, or fees, I will be contacted by mail or e-mail. Unresolved account delinquencies may be turned over to Unique Management Services for collection. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a caregiver or legal guardian in order to receive their library card. The Library will hold caregivers/legal guardians responsible for the content of materials borrowed and any fees or fines incurred with this card. The library system’s collection serves a wide diversity of people and contains materials which some caregivers/guardians may believe are inappropriate for their children. It is the responsibility of the caregivers/guardians to monitor the material their child selects and checks out on this card. Individuals who reach the age of 18 during the life of the library card are asked to update their records to an adult card at the front desk.
  • I will monitor the material my child selects and checks out on this card.
  • I accept financial responsibility for all fines/charges incurred with this card.
  • I accept full responsibility for supervision of my child’s use of the Internet.
Start your Journey

Get requested items sooner

UAPL cardholders enjoy priority access to our print and eBooks.

Sara Coles

Customer Service Manager
[email protected]

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