Cards & Materials

Library Membership

Free library cards (PDF) are available to anyone who:

  • Owns or rents property (business or residential)
  • Has a valid library card from Osceola County or any library that participates in the Tampa Bay Library Cooperative's reciprocal borrowing program
  • Is a current student at any Florida institution of higher learning or technical school. Student ID or current registration is required

Temporary library cards are available to those who are visiting Polk County for 1 month or less. There is a $35 refundable deposit for a temporary card.


Please see Circulation Policy (PDF) 2018 for full details and restrictions.

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Checking Out Materials

The 1st time a patron uses his or her library card, he or she may check out up to 4 items. After those items are returned, patrons are allowed to have up to 20 items checked out at a time with a limit of 10 audiovisual items (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.)

Items are normally checked out for 2 weeks at a time, unless other arrangements are made with the circulation staff. If items are checked out via Books by Mail, the check out time is 4 weeks.

Search our catalog. If your can not find what you want, try a interlibrary loan request. Interlibrary loans only applies to books.