|Library Cards FAQ|
How do I get a library card?
Or get a full-access library card at any WCLS library location
Who can get a card?
Whatcom County residents, Whatcom County property owners, people who work for Whatcom County employers, patrons of Fraser Valley Regional and Sno-Isle libraries. See Borrower's Policy for details.
Can I use this card to borrow from the Bellingham Public Library?
Yes! - Read Borrowing FAQ for details.
Can I use this card to get a card at Fraser Valley Regional Library?
Yes! Through our reciprocal borrowing agreements, a WCLS library card allows you to get a card at both the Fraser Valley Regional Library in British Columbia, and Sno-Isle Libraries located in Snohomish and Island counties.
I'm not a resident of Whatcom County, can I get a card?
You are eligible to register for a library card with provision of current address and proof of identity if you are a resident of one of the communities with which WCLS has a reciprocal borrowing agreement:
If you want a card and do not live in one of those service areas, you can pay $40.00 to get a library card if you are an adult, $20 if you are a senior or disabled, $20 if the card is for a child, or $52.00 for a family. The visitor fee (one month or less) is $5.
I lost my library card. Now what?
To report your library card lost or stolen, please call 360-305-3600 and press 3 during library open hours and staff will assist you. Reporting a lost card as soon as possible will prevent any misuse of your card until you either reactivate it or get a free replacement. Visit any WCLS location to reactivate your found card or get a new one.