This application is for Kenton County residents (or cardholders at one of our SWON partner libraries) who are first-time cardholders. Residents under 18 will be issued a limited student card. Lost cards may be replaced at any Kenton County Public Library location. Please report lost or stolen library cards and any address changes as soon as possible. Please fill out this application completely.

If you are interested in an Out-of-State library card to access databases & eMedia, please contact the Circulation Department at 859-962-4005.

Enter the requested information in the fields below.
If you are inside the Library please go to a circulation desk to obtain your card immediately.


Please check one:
Adult Kenton County ResidentChild (Under 18)Greater Cincinnati Area ResidentTeacherOther
(Other Example-St. Elizabeth Associate):

First Name:

Last Name:

Street Address:

Apartment Number:




Zip Code:

Telephone Number:

School or Place of Employment (if you are applying for teacher status):

Date of Birth:

Email Address: (for account notification & news)

Please read the Library Card Registration Agreement below. When you sign your library card application, you will be acknowledging your acceptance of this agreement.

I agree to obey all regulations of the Kenton County Public Library, to pay promptly all fines or damages charged to me, and give immediate notice of any change of address. I understand that damaging or failing to return library property may subject me to civil damages or criminal prosecution. Further by signing my name below, I acknowledge that I have read the above information and understand its meaning.


Kenton County Public Library’s Circulation department will process your application. You will receive email notification and your card will be mailed within three business days.

*(SWON indicates you are not a resident of Kenton County but have a library card of a SouthWest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries member Library)
Most libraries in the Greater Cincinnati area are members of SWON.

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