Get a Library Card
Library Cards & Patron Account
Your Washington County Library card gives you access to 1.6 million items in a variety of languages. Use your card to check out materials from any member library and access electronic materials from home.
Washington County Library cards are available free of charge to all residents of Washington, Multnomah, or Clackamas counties in Oregon; or Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington. To apply for a card, complete an application and present it at the Service Desk at either location with identification and proof of address. Acceptable forms of photo ID includes a state issued driver’s license or ID card, school ID or passport. If your photo ID does not have a current address, printed checks, a rent receipt or a piece of first-class mail may serve as proof of address. Applicants under the age of 16 also need to have their applications signed by a parent or guardian.
If you live within Washington County, get started by signing up for an e-access card here: Get a Card at wccls.org
Applications are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Japanese, Pashto, Dari, Persian, Farsi, and Russian.
Patrons who live outside the service area described above may obtain a Washington County library card for an annual user fee of $140.00. A free "courtesy card" may be issued to non-residents who can provide evidence that they work or attend school within Beaverton city limits.
Renewing Your Card
If your library card registration has expired, the account can be updated in person or over the phone. In order to renew the card, staff will need to verify that address, phone number, and (if applicable) email address are current. Over the phone, you will need to have the library card number in order for the account to be renewed and current contact information will be verified.
Your Patron Account
With your library card you can access your patron account online to check the status of materials checked out or on reserve, renew items, or change your password. Access to your account begins at the WCCLS home page located on any public access terminal at the library, or by visiting the WCCLS website. Once there:
- Click on the "My Account" link
- Enter your complete library card barcode without any spaces or dashes.
- Enter your password. (The default password is the last four digits of your home phone number unless you specify something else to library staff.)
- Click on the "Log In" button.
- When you have completed all transactions, click on the "Log Out" link in the drop down menu under your username, to close your account information.