Get a Card

How Do I Get a Library Card?

Patrons may register for a card at a library branch or via the 'SIGN UP' option available on the library's online catalog.

Patrons who complete only the 'SIGN UP' registration option are able to access any of the library's digital resources, but must upgrade their registration to access physical materials.

Patrons wanting to upgrade their card for access to physical materials must supply a current (not expired or altered) State of Mississippi ID with current address listed OR a social security card plus one professionally produced piece of mail (no personal mail, junk mail, etc.) that is postmarked within the last 30 days.  The address on the forms of identification must match the address on the patron's application.  These forms of identification may be presented at any Lincoln Lawrence Franklin library facility.  Library staff will retain a photocopy of the forms of identification for registration purposes.

Children under 18 must have a parent/guardian provide identification and authorize the juvenile's registration.  Parents/guardians must also have or obtain a current library registration.

The first library card is free.  Replacement cards are $2.00.  Patrons may be required to provide a physical library card for access to specific services, as requested by staff.

Cards for new registrations are (only) mailed to patrons.  Supplying an Invalid mailing address may result in the temporary lose of some library services.

What If I Don’t Live in Lincoln, Lawrence, or Franklin County?

LLF is a member of the Longleaf Consortium.  This consortium agreement allows citizens who live in one of the following counties to sign up for a LLF card the same as other area residents:  Lincoln, Lawrence, Franklin, Copiah, Jefferson, Jefferson-Davis, Marion, Pike, Amite, Walthall.

Patrons who do not live in the counties serviced by the Longleaf Consortium are set up in the Library's computer system with one of two Patron Codes:

  • Adult, non-resident
  • Juvenile, non-resident 

Patrons who are registered with these codes may experience a lower checkout material limit than other patrons.

Non-resident patrons are charged a $15.00 deposit that is returned to them when they surrender their card, assuming that their card is in good standing.

Reciprocal Agreements are agreements with other Mississippi libraries where LLF waives the $15.00 deposit requirement.  Patrons who are able to meet the following conditions are not required to provide the $15.00 deposit. 

Non-resident patrons who can present a library card from any other Mississippi library are eligible to have their security deposit waived.

Non-resident patrons are required to provide the same identification or proof of residency as resident patrons are required to present.

If the non-resident patron is able to later present a library card from another Mississippi library, their deposit can be refunded at that time.