How to get a library card


To protect privacy, patrons need to show their own library card (in-person or on their phones) or valid photo I.D. with current address in order to check-out, renew, hold, or pick-up items.

Residents of Collingswood and Woodlynne are eligible to receive a free library card. Cards can be renewed for free every two years with current proof of residency. Replacement cards cost $1.

If you are unable to come into the library, you may apply for a digital library card by filling out this form, and we’ll get back to you shortly with a library card number that you can use for online services and materials – including eBooks and databases.

When applying for a library card in-person, please bring a valid photo ID with your Collingswood or Woodlynne address.  If your photo ID does not have a Collingswood/Woodlynne address on it, or is not current, you will need to also bring proof of residency.

Acceptable proof of residency: current (no older than 2 months) utility bill, credit card bill, phone bill, tax bill, lease agreement, bank statement, rent receipt, pay stub, or government-issued mail. Digital files are accepted.

For students ages 11-17, a library card can be issued without a parent or guardian signature if they can provide photo identification, such as a school-issued ID and proof of residency. Students can also use their digital student portals for ID.

Non-residents may purchase a one-year Collingswood Library Card for $50.


Non-resident students who attend Collingswood schools (Pre-K through 12th grade) are eligible for free one-year cards.  Proof of school registration (such as access to the student portal) is required.

Non-resident seniors age 65 and over may purchase a discounted yearly membership for $35/year, pending proof of age. 

Teachers at Collingswood schools, Collingswood clergy, Borough Employees, owners of Collingswood properties, and Collingswood business owners may apply for a free library card with proper documentation.  Note: A non-resident card is a membership for one person; the library does not issue “family cards.” 

Add your Collingswood Public Library card to your phone using the Keyring App.

Keyring is supported on Android and iPhone.

Download the Keyring app at