Library Cards

Free library cards are available to all residents and property owners in Ritzville Library District #2 and all students in the Lind and Ritzville school districts.  See our Circulation Policy for more information.

Application forms are available at the front desk or you can download it here and return it to the library. You will need photo ID and verification of your current address such as: current Washington State ID, current Washington State driver's license or automobile registration, printed checks, or utility bill (dated within the past 30 days). 

If you are under 18, you must obtain your parent’s or guardian’s signature.  The parent or guardian is the party ultimately responsible if a minor’s library material is lost, damaged or late.  Children must be able to print their name before receiving a library card. 

A library card is required with each checkout of library material.  You must notify the Library of any changes in contact information, address, or other borrowers who may check out on your card.

The library offers a wide variety of services to those living outside of Ritzville Library District #2 (including residents within the city boundaries of Lind and Washtucna).  All library programs, in-library services and collections, telephone and email reference and information services, and in-library internet access are available at no cost.

Non-residents can get a library card if they pay $20 for an individual card or $35 for a family card.  In addition to all in-library services, this fee includes full borrowing privileges, free download of eBooks and audiobooks from the Washington Anytime Library, and access to research databases from home.

If you lose your card, please call us immediately at 509-659-1222 to avoid any liability.  It is free to replace your first lost card.  There is a card replacement fee of $5 for each subsequently lost card.

Library cards must be renewed annually and all outstanding fees must be paid in full at that time.  Contact the Library at 509-659-1222 to renew your card.

A PIN (Personal Identification Number) must be used with your library card number to make online requests for materials, check your library account information, download eBooks and audiobooks from the Washington Anytime Library, and access research databases from home.  You may choose your own PIN when you register for a library card or by editing your user profile here.

Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.