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How do I get a library card?


A library card is free to Butler County residents with proper identification. As long as you live in Butler County, you can apply for a library card in person at any of the 9 libraries in Butler County.

Your card is permanent and is renewed each year. It entitles you to borrow materials from any of the 9 libraries within the Butler County Federated Library System.


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. A parent or legal guardian’s signature is required for anyone under 18 years of age.

  • Proper identification is a driver’s license with current address OR two other forms of identification with current address, such as a recent utility bill, Pennsylvania identification card, or a bank statement that show you are a Butler County resident. 

  • Lost or destroyed cards may be replaced at a cost of $2.50.

  • You must present your card to check out materials.

  • Once you have your Butler library card, with a PA Access sticker, you are eligible to also get library cards in other counties of Pennsylvania.


How do I access my library account online?

You can access your library account online to see materials you currently have checked out, renew materials, and place holds.

  • Click the "My Account" button at the top of this page. You will be taken to the Butler County Federated Library System catalog.

  • In the pop-up screen, enter your password and pin. Your password is your entire library card number without any spaces. Your pin is the last four digits of your library card number.

  • Click the blue "Log in" button. Once logged in, you can create an EZ password and pin. You can also always use your library card number and pin to log in.

  • Once logged in, you can see what materials you have checked out, renew materials, and place holds.

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