Getting a Library Card

Library cards issued by any of the public libraries within Stone County or by mail will be honored by all the Stone County public libraries provided that the borrower is in good standing with the library system.

Applicants for a library card are required to present proof of residency or property ownership. Required proof may be in the form of any one of the following items.

  • A valid driver’s license with a current address.
  • A state issued identity card
  • Current property tax receipt.
  • A valid voter’s registration card
  • A current utility bill showing patron’s name and address

If non-picture identification is presented staff may also require a picture ID as additional proof.

Before a minor can be issued a card, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who can provide proof of residency in Stone County.  Adult patrons with fees beyond $10.00 will not be allowed to open new accounts for minor children.

Those residing outside of the county will be charged $30 per year per household.

Adults who are unable to visit a branch location to obtain a library card may request an application form be mailed to them.  Once the completed application form is returned, along with a photocopy of the applicant’s driver’s license, a library card will be issued and mailed to the applicant.  The Missouri Driver’s license, used as proof of residence, must be currently valid and have a Stone County address.