Get a Card

Any resident of California may obtain a library card. A library card allows patrons to check out material from the library and use the Internet stations. Patrons may also borrow material from Sacramento, Folsom, Sutter, and Colusa Public Libraries.

Full Access Library Cards

What You Need

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of current address

The initial card is free, and a minimal fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials for replacement(s). To apply for a library card, adults must present current traceable photo identification which gives both their name and address, e.g., driver's license, rent receipt, utility bill. Children under the age of 18 must have a guardian or responsible adult present to apply for the card. The guardian or responsible adult is responsible for all fines and fees. Library cards are non-transferable, remain the property of Woodland Public Library and must be surrendered upon request. Library cards expire every 3 years and may be renewed by phone or in person. Library users must present their library card each time they wish to check out any materials.


Applications may be made online.

Other Types of Library Cards

Temporary Card

If you do not have a permanent address, but are living within Woodland city limits, you may apply using current traceable identification which gives both name and address, for a 3 month temporary library card with a 3 item limit. A P.O. Box is not considered a permanent address. Examples of temporary residence would include:

  • Exchange students
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Shelters
  • Visiting family


For access to only electronic materials, you may apply for a one year E-Card providing access to all library electronic resources. E-Cards allow patrons to make a PC reservation, access the library's databases, and checkout downloadable material. E-Cards will not permit the checkout of any items other than downloadables. No identification is necessary.

Institutional Library Card

Educational and non-profit organizations with offices in the Woodland city limits needing access to the Library's resources and inter-library loan for work related projects may apply for an institutional library card. The institution must agree to pay all fines, fees, and related charges. The director of the institution must provide written documentation agreeing to pay all charges related to the usage of the card.