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.” 

CloudLibrary is supported on Android and iPhone and can be downloaded in the App Store.