Library Card Registration Policy
Shorewood Public Library issues library cards for the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, to any eligible Milwaukee County Residents, and a select few special patron types.
TYPES OF LIBRARY CARDS
MILWAUKEE COUNTY RESIDENT CARD
Applicants 18 years of age and older must provide a valid, unexpired photo identification showing current Milwaukee County address. If current address differs from that on identification, applicants must provide additional address verification.
Milwaukee County resident cards are valid for two years and may be renewed as long as the card holder remains a Milwaukee County resident.
ADDITIONAL CARD TYPES
The Shorewood Public Library provides for several additional library card types to extend access to individuals or organizations who may not otherwise qualify for a Milwaukee County resident card:
- Shorewood business or institution card*
- Shorewood municipal card*
- Shorewood teacher card*
- Fee card*
- Intersystem borrower card
*These card types are restricted to borrowing materials owned by Shorewood Public Library only.
SHOREWOOD BUSINESS OR INSTITUTION CARD
SHOREWOOD MUNICIPAL CARD
Employees of the Village of Shorewood who do not reside in Milwaukee County may apply for a library card using valid photo ID and proof of employment with the Village. The card is valid for one year from time of application and can be renewed as long as the employee continues to work for the Village.
SHOREWOOD TEACHER CARD
Teachers at Shorewood School District schools and St. Robert Catholic School who do not reside in Milwaukee County may apply for a card to be used to obtain library materials to supplement student learning in the classroom and for projects. Teachers must present a valid photo ID and valid school ID identifying them as a teacher in Shorewood. The teacher is financially responsible for all materials checked out on the card, regardless of who uses the materials while checked out. The card is valid for the school year in which it is created, and can be renewed the following school year with presentation of a valid school ID.
Non-residents may purchase a Fee Card if they do not live in a Milwaukee County Federated Library System member municipality and they do not qualify for the Intersystem Borrower card. The card may be used by the applicant and their immediate family members. The card is valid for one year and may be renewed, with payment of the annual fee.
INTERSYSTEM BORROWER CARD
People who reside in Wisconsin and hold a valid card for a Wisconsin library system which has a borrowing agreement with Milwaukee County Federated Library System, may be eligible to apply for a full use Milwaukee County Federated Library System card at Shorewood Public Library and may apply according to the guidelines for, and are afforded the same borrowing privileges as, Milwaukee County residents.
Approved by the Library Board June 2, 2003
Revised: October 13, 2008
Revised: March 14, 2018