Library Cards

You can apply for a library card online.  Please see the instructions below.

To start your application:

• Go to the library’s web site at and click on the MY ACCOUNT link at the center top of the page

• Then click on the link that says: If you do not have a library card, click here to create a new account

• Fill out all the required boxes and submit.

• You will receive a temporary card number, which can be used until you are able to come into the library to verify your information and receive a physical card. 

*** If you already have a card, but need a new one, need to change your contact information, or need a new PIN, please call the library at 740-587-0196 or email us at with your name and address. **


Persons age 3 and over are eligible, with proper identification, to register for a Granville Public Library card. It is free to join. 

Adults (patrons age 18 and over) must present valid photo identification, e.g. driver license or official state ID, to register for a library card.
Minors (patrons under age 18) must have an adult with them at the time of registration in order to register for a card.  The accompanying adult, if not the minor patron’s parent or legal guardian, must be authorized by the parent or legal guardian to register the minor patron for a card.  The accompanying adult, if not already a GPL cardholder, must present valid photo ID to register the minor.

Temporary residents must provide both permanent and temporary or school addresses. Denison University students must provide their permanent and their college addresses, as well as a student ID.

Educators, e.g. daycare providers, homeschool instructors, and school teachers at all grade levels, are eligible to register for a Granville Public Library educator card.  Educators must present valid photo identification and official proof of educator status at the time of registration in order to receive an educator card. Items checked out on an educator card will be charged for replacement costs related to lost and/or damaged items that cannot be repaired.  Items checked out on an educator card should support classroom activities and should not be for personal use.  A patron must have an educator card in order to check out teacher collection items.

Use of a GPL library card indicates your willingness to accept responsibility for items borrowed and fines incurred. Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to prevent fraudulent use.  Parents and guardians are responsible for their youngsters' selection of materials and the fines and fees accrued on their cards. 

Please read our Circulation Policies for more details about obtaining a library card.