Library Cards

Different Types of Library Cards Available


Resident Cards
Available free of charge to any individuals who live in the city of Oak Creek or within Milwaukee County.  Children ages 4-16 are eligible to get cards, however, a guardian must be with the child at the time of sign-up.  Young Adults age 16+ are eligible to get a card without a guardian as long as they have a state-issued ID.  Cards expire 2 years from the date of issue.

Apply for a library card here.

Borrowing Privileges:

  • Can borrow and reserve circulating materials owned by the Oak Creek Public Library as well as all 27 of the other Milwaukee County Libraries (within the city of Milwaukee as well).

Restrictions:

  • Can be used ONLY by the cardholder – not other members of their family, etc.

Business Cards
Available free of charge to businesses located within the city of Oak Creek.  Cards expire 1 year from the date of issue.

Borrowing Privileges:

  • Can be used by any authorized person in the organization.
  • Can borrow and reserve only non-recreational materials related to the purpose and programs of the business only.
  • Can borrow and reserve circulating materials owned by the Oak Creek Public Library and the Milwaukee Central Public Library (downtown Milwaukee) ONLY.

Restrictions:

  • Must be obtained by the Director or President as well as the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Cannot use the card at any other library other than Oak Creek Public Library and the Milwaukee Central Public Library (downtown Milwaukee).
  • Cannot borrow materials for personal use.

School, Nursing Home & Day Care Center Cards
Available free of charge to organizations located within the city of Oak Creek.  Cards expire 1 year from the date of issue.

Borrowing Privileges:

  • Can be used by any authorized person in the organization.
  • Can borrow and reserve materials related to the purpose and programs of the organization only.
  • Can borrow and reserve materials owned by the Oak Creek Public Library ONLY.

Restrictions:

  • Must be obtained by the Director or Principal and the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Cannot reserve materials from other libraries.
  • Cannot use the card at any other library.
  • Cannot check out large quantities of materials in a particular subject area.
  • Cannot borrow materials for personal use.

Out of County Student Card
Available free of charge for any student, residing outside of Milwaukee County, who is currently enrolled in an area school or day care center within the city of Oak Creek.  Cards expire annually on June 15.

Student must show proof of school or daycare registration at the time of application.  Students 4-16, must have a guardian with them at the time of sign-up.  Young Adults age 16+ must have a state-issued ID.

Borrowing Privileges:

  • May only be used by the card holder.
  • Card can be used for borrowing and reserving all circulating material owned by the Oak Creek Public Library ONLY.

Restrictions:

  • Cannot reserve materials from other libraries.
  • Cannot use the card at any other library.
  • Card expires annually on June 15

Non-Resident Fee Cards
Cost of $80.00 per year.  Available to persons residing outside of Milwaukee County.  Cards expire 1 year from the date of issue.

Borrowing Privileges:

  • Can be used by any member of the immediate family.
  • Can borrow and reserve materials owned by the Oak Creek Public Library ONLY.

Restrictions:

  • Cannot reserve materials from other libraries.
  • Cannot use the card at any other library..