Library Card FAQs

Who is eligible for a Library card?

You are eligible for a Library card if you live or work in Kitsap County or own property. Additionally, residents of Washington State living in areas that support public library services may also apply. 

How can I get a Library card?

Visit one of our nine Kitsap Regional Library locations. Be sure to bring a current photo ID and a proof of address.

Can I apply for a Library card online?

You can apply online. This option is limited to Kitsap County residents. By applying online, you will gain instant access to the Library's digital resources and can place holds and check out downloadable content like eBooks, digital magazines and music, as well as access an extensive collection of research and learning databases.​ When applying online, you will need to visit a Kitsap Regional Library location with your photo ID and proof of address before you are given access to our physical collection of books, music, movies and more. 

Can a child get a Library card?

Yes, if you are under 18 you are eligible for a Library card. Your parent or guardian's name will be recorded on your account, and if you are not accompanied by your parent or guardian at the time of the application, we will mail your card to your home address. A parent or guardian may cancel a child's card at any time by informing the Library of this request in writing.

Can I obtain a library card for libraries outside of Kitsap County?

If you have a Kitsap Regional Library card, you can obtain a library card from other libraries including Jefferson County Library System, King County Library System, North Olympic Library System, Pierce County Library System, Puyallup Public Library, Seattle Public Library, Sno-Isle Libraries and Timberland Regional Library. Please take your Kitsap Regional Library card, valid ID and proof of address to any of their library locations to apply for a card.

For an Olympic College library card, please see their information on how to open a Community Patron account.

What if I forget my password?

You can reset your password from your account login page. 

What if I lose my Library card?

If your Library card is lost or stolen, report it immediately by calling one of our locations or connecting with us online and we will assist you in getting a new card. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your account until you declare your card missing and have a stop placed on your account. Once a stop has been placed on your account, your card number will no longer provide access to Library resources.