Library Cards

Get a Library Card

Interested in Getting a Card with Us?

If you...
  • Live in Snohomish, Island, or King County (except Woodway, Hunts Point, or Yarrow Point)
  • Work in Everett city limits
  • Own property or a business in Everett city limits

Apply for a Library Card Online

...then you are eligible for an Everett Public Library Card!
Still unsure if you are eligible? Please email our Circulation department at with questions.


To create your library account we will need:
  • Photo identification, such as a driver’s license or state ID card
  • Proof of current address (an up-to-date driver’s license or state ID card can meet both requirements)
  • Parent permission and signature if you are under 18

Online Application

You can submit a library card application online to gain immediate access to our electronic resources (you will need to verify your account at the library before checking out physical materials), or you can complete a library card application in person at our Main Library or Evergreen Branch.
View a Complete List of Alternative Forms of ID (PDF).


You can submit a library card application online and gain immediate access to our electronic resources.  Then you may complete the library card application in person at either of our branches for access to the physical collection.

Using Your Library Card

Check-Out Periods

All materials check out for 3 weeks.


Library materials may be renewed two times, either in person, by telephone or online providing there are no reserves for another patron.


Circulating material currently checked out or on shelf at another location may be reserved.

Notification will be sent by email, telephone or mail, and items will be held for 10 days. 30 items may be reserved at any one time.

At this time Regional Library Card members can place a total of 3 holds.

Daily Late Fines

The Library no longer charges daily late fines.

Overdue Policy

The library is a community resource. Please return materials by the due date so that others may use them.

The library sends reminder notices by email, telephone, or mail. When items are approximately 28 days past due a bill is sent for the price of each item plus a $3.50 processing fee per item.

The cost of the material is waived if the item is returned, however, the processing fee remains.

Accounts 30 days past the billing date that owe $50 or more in lost material and/or fines are submitted to Unique Collection Agency and charged an additional $20 collection fine.

If you accumulate $25 or more in fines, access to library services will be restricted.

Material Type Hold & Check-Out Limits

  • 100 total item check-out limit
  • 10 Books on CD
  • 10 DVDs
  • 25 Magazines
  • 10 Music CDs
  • 5 Playaways