Cuyahoga County Public Library card applications are available at all 27 CCPL branches and our MetroHealth Service Point. Individuals ages 18 and older may also apply for a card online if they choose.
NOTE: If you had a library account with us in the past, you will need to go to a library to re-activate or replace your card (bring photo ID); online applications cannot be processed if you are already on file. Apply Online
Before you use your library card for the first time, please take a moment to review our borrowing policies.
We offer seniors age 60 years and older “fine exempt” status for items borrowed from Cuyahoga County Public Library. [Note: there are no exemptions on fines incurred on items borrowed from other libraries]. Senior exemption status is determined using the date of birth that is entered in your Library account. You do not have to register as a senior, however if you are over 60 years old and are still being charged for overdue items borrowed from our collection, you can simply provide proof of age at the checkout desk in your branch.
Educators may apply for a special Cuyahoga County Public Library Educator Card at any one of our branches.
Educator Card Benefits
ALL new customers applying in our branches and online may choose their preferred card design.
Existing customers may continue to use their Greater Access Cards if they wish. New cards are not mandatory for existing customers, however the Greater Access Card design is no longer an available option.
Existing customers have the option to exchange their Greater Access Card for one of the new card designs at their local branch. Our standard $1 card replacement fee will apply.
If your Greater Access Card is lost/damaged, you need to choose one of the new card designs as a replacement ($1 fee still applies).
Our new cards come with one key chain card.
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