How do I apply?

Please apply in person at the circulation desk in the main lobby. There is no charge for a library card, although a $1.00 fee is assessed to replace a lost card.

You can also apply for a temporary library card online which will grant you immediate access to our electronic resources, and finish up your registration in person at the Library.

Library Card Eligibility

As a member of the Bridges Library System, Menomonee Falls Public Library primarily serves residents of Waukesha and Jefferson Counties.

Wisconsin residents may apply for a Library card by presenting a valid photo ID and proof of current residence. Children under eighteen must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian presenting a valid photo ID and proof of current residence.

If a parent or legal guardian’s card is blocked because of outstanding unreturned material, the material must be returned or the replacement cost paid before any minor in the household is issued a card.

The following Library cards are available at Menomonee Falls Public Library:

Type of CardAccessEligible GroupsCost
Library CardFull access for circulation, computer usage, and databases, Makerspace badging, badging for use of A/V Room Technology EquipmentWisconsin residents not residing in the Village of Germantown or Milwaukee County, except the following: people who work in Menomonee Falls or are students attending K-12 in Menomonee FallsFree
Resource CardComputer usage and Makerspace badging, badging for use of A/V Room Technology EquipmentVillage of Germantown Residents, Milwaukee County Residents who do not wish to check out materials Free
Milwaukee County CardFull access for circulation and computer usage, Makerspace badging, badging for use of A/V Room Technology Equipment, Hoopla use restrictedMilwaukee County Residents $75/ year

Local Students and Employees

Students who are otherwise ineligible for a card, but attend school (grades K-12) in Menomonee Falls are eligible to apply for a card.

Village of Menomonee Falls employees and their immediate family (spouse and children) who are otherwise ineligible for a card may obtain a card. All children living at home may obtain a card, regardless of age. The employee’s Village ID and proof of current residence is required.

In addition, a card may be issued to employees of any industry, business, or professional service which occupies, owns or leases space in Menomonee Falls. For details on applying for local employee or student cards, call Circulation at 262-532-8901.

Resource Cards

Those who are not eligible for a free Library card but wish to use the Library’s computers, meeting room AV equipment, or Makerspace can apply for a Resource Card. Presenting a valid photo ID and proof of current residence is required. 

Milwaukee County Cards

Residents of Milwaukee County may purchase a card annually in order to check out materials from Menomonee Falls Public Library. They are not eligible to check out digital materials from Hoopla but can use other digital resources