Library Cards

Do I qualify for a library card?

Any resident or student of Adams County may sign up for a library card for free. Non-residents, either individual or family, pay only $40 a year.

What do I need to get a library card?

New borrowers must have a valid photo ID and an item showing their current address. (e.g., photo ID, piece of mail, renter’s agreement or lease, etc.)

Can I sign up for a library card online?

You may choose to sign up online. You will then need to bring your valid photo ID to the library to complete your application. To sign up, go to our Catalog page, then choose the "Sign Up" button located in the top right corner. 

How old must I be to have a library card?

There is no age limit on applying for a library card. However, children ages 15 and under need parental consent when applying. The parents or legal guardians are responsible for all items borrowed on their children’s accounts.

What is NebrasKard?

NebrasKard is a program that allows library members to borrow from other participating libraries in the state of Nebraska. Borrowers who wish to participate must be current Hastings Public Library cardholders in good standing. NebrasKards have a yearly expiration and may be renewed at the library.

What are my responsibilities as a cardholder?

You are responsible for any materials checked out on your account that may be lost or  damaged, or long overdue.

What if I lose my card?

If your library card is lost or stolen, notify us by phone (402) 461-2346 or by text (402) 469-6244 to report it missing. You are responsible for all materials and fines on your account until your library card is reported missing. You may replace your card at the library with a valid photo ID at no charge.