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Upon completing the online application to apply for a Library card, you will be taken to a Thank You page with these instructions...

To complete the process and receive your library card: 
  1. Go to the Winter Haven Public Library at 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881

  2. Tell staff at the front desk that you applied for a library card online.

  3. Documentation you will need:
    • Resident Membership:  Anyone who owns or rents property within Polk County is eligible for a free library card.  Photo ID is necessary at the time of application along with proof of current physical street address.  The following proofs of residency forms are acceptable: driverís license, current utility bill, local personal checkbook, car registration, voter registration card, or property tax receipt.  

    • Youth Membership:  Children under the age of 12 must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them at the time of application.  A parent/guardian must sign the application and assume responsibility for materials borrowed on the card of the child.  Students may qualify for a library card with proof of enrollment and photo ID. 

    • Non Resident Membership:  This membership is for persons residing outside of Polk County that would like to use the Winter Haven Public Library services as well as the fifteen other members of the Polk County Library Cooperative.   The required identification listed above is necessary as well as a $35.00 membership fee, renewable annually.

      A non resident with a valid library card and valid ID from one of the following reciprocal borrowing libraries is eligible for a free Polk County library card: Osceola County Library System, Highlands County Library System, Hardee County Library System, Bruton Memorial Library (Plant City), and Temple Terrace Public Library.

Your pending library card will remain on file for 30 days
from the date of your online registration.
Questions?  Call 863-291-5880 Option 4


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