September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Inline-Image-9-Kanopy-170x300.png“Toy Story 4” Characters are Honorary Chairs for Library Card Sign-up Month 2019

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters are joining ALA on an adventure to promote the value of a library card. They’ll be reminding everyone that signing for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.


Fine Forgiveness

We encourage all students in grades K – 12  to take advantage of one-time fine forgiveness at any branch from September 1 – 30


Inline-Image-12-Hoopla-Movies-170x300.pngGetting a Library Card

Cuyahoga County Public Library card applications are available at all 27 branch locations and our MetroHealth Service Point. Adults may apply online, if desired. Customers who successfully apply in person will receive full and immediate access to our physical collectionDigital Collection and electronic resources.

- All Ohio residents are eligible to get a library card.
- There is no age requirement to become a library cardholder.
- Children may apply for a library card in person using the ID of a parent/guardian.
- Applicants must provide a valid form of identification. Please contact your local branch for more information.

Ways to Celebrate

1. Visit CCPL
Head to our branches to see what's new. Do you have friends who don't have library cards? Invite them, too.

2. Participate in the ALA's #GetLibraryCarded Promotion
During Library Card Sign-up Month, showing your library card will give you the chance to win $100. Help spread the word about the value of libraries by snapping a picture with your library card and posting it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. You'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card!  Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook pageDon't forget to cover up any personally identifiable information! The promotion begins Sunday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. EST and ends Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

3. Help spread the word.
Follow the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp to join the celebration on social media.