Most Iowa residents are eligible for a library card, including residents of Waukee, rural Dallas County, and residents of other communities that participate in the State Library of Iowa Open Access Program. Visitors from out-of-state living in the Waukee area for less than six months are eligible for a temporary library card. You can apply for a library card in person or online. If you apply online, you will still need to come into the Library to pick up the physical card.

What do I need to bring in order to get a library card?

Adults 14 and over: You will need a valid photo ID and something showing your current mailing address. A driver's license is most common, but you can also use an official letter or bill, voter registration card, car registration, mortgage agreement, lease agreement or similar.

Ages 5-13: You will need a photo ID or a legal guardian with a valid photo ID. Both parties must be present.

Sign up online for a library card!



Borrowing is always free.

- Books, audiobooks, magazines & kits check out for 3 weeks.
- DVDs and hotspots check out for 1 week.

Overdue items accrue a 15¢ per day late fee.
If an item isn’t available, you can put it on hold. We’ll let you know when the next available copy is ready to pick up.
If we don’t have an item, we can request it from other libraries across Iowa through Interlibrary Loan.


Not done with your items?

Most items can be renewed two times. Exceptions include items that other patrons have placed on hold. You can renew your items online through your account, by phone or in-person.

Manage your WPL account.

Manage your library account here. Check due dates, see and pay fines, renew items, place holds and more.

Log in using your library card number and your PIN is your 8 digit birthdate.

Returning items is easy!

Just remember to return materials on time to avoid late charges. Check your borrowing receipt or access your online account for due dates. Returns can be made inside the library or you can use our drive up return on the south side of the building. 

In addition to our physical collections, your library card allows you to access the library's digital collections including e-books, magazines, and audiobooks. You can find the library's digital collections at our Online Library.