Who can get a library card?
The West Branch Public Library offers library cards to all Iowa residents. Card holders may borrow any physical items in the library, including books for all ages, DVDs, music and audiobook CDs, and our growing Library of Things.
You can also use your WBPL library card to access ebooks online if you:
- Live within the city limits of West Branch
- OR live in an unincorporated part of Cedar County
If you don’t meet one of these qualifications, you can still get ebooks but you’ll have to use the card from your home library.
How to get a library card
New to the library? You can get started by filling out the registration information online or stop by the library anytime.
To get a full library card, you will need to provide the following in person or via email:
- Photo ID
- Proof of current address (examples: updated driver’s license, water bill, rental agreement, or mail you’ve received at your current residence).
- If you are are under the age of 14, you will need to have a parent create your card for you.
If you don’t have all of that with you OR you’re under 14 but can’t have a parent or guardian make you a card, you can still set up a card! We offer a Quick Card that will let anyone check out 3 physical items from the library at a time. Quick Cards won’t work with ebooks, regardless of where you live.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.