Rapid City Public Libraries

Rapid City Public Library

Get a Library Card

Who Can Get a Library Card?
Resident library cards are available to individuals who provide proof of a physical residence in Rapid City or Pennington County, unless you are served by libraries in Hill City, Keystone, or Wall.

If you are 16 years old or younger, bring someone older than 18 to sign the card for you.

Persons who do not qualify for a resident library card may obtain a non-resident card for the following fees: $90.00 per card per year or $7.50 per card per month. 

How Do I Apply?
Bring a photo ID and proof that you own or lease property in Rapid City or Pennington County, or that you receive mail, at no cost, at a local agency that assists individuals who are homeless or living in transitional housing.

Post office boxes, personal mailbox services and commercial mail service addresses may be used as mailing addresses but do not constitute verification of a physical residence.

How Does My Card Work?
Your card allows you to:

  • Check out materials from either of our locations.
  • Place holds on materials that aren't available right now.
  • Suggest purchases for materials that we don't yet own.
  • Access our large collection of downloadable books, audiobooks, videos, research databases, and magazines.
  • Use the libraries’ computers.
  • Access your account to view your checkouts and holds, renew items, look at your reading history, and more!

Do not loan your card to anyone else as you are responsible for materials checked out to your card. If you lose your card, let us know right away. Replacement cards cost $2.


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