Obtaining a Library Card

During COVID-19 Closure

During the current COVID-19 closure we are unable to issue new non-resident cards or set up NUCLC accounts.  Highland residents may apply for a new card or renew an existing card. If you are a Highland resident email the Circulation Desk and mention you would like to get a Library card.  The librarian will give you instructions on how to set up a library account.

Library Card Application

Highland City residents can obtain free library cards through the following process:

  1. Complete a Highland City Library Card Application. This may be obtained in the library or download the application (PDF).
  2. Provide a photo ID and a proof of residence, such as a picture ID with current address, utility bill, mail postmarked within the last three months, printed checks, or a rent receipt or contract.
  3. Present all information at the Circulation Desk.

Note: Children age five and older may obtain a library card in their name with their parent’s or guardian’s permission.

Library Cardholder Responsibilities

A library cardholder is responsible for:

  • All materials, fines, and fees charged to their library card, regardless of who uses it, until it is reported lost or stolen.
  • All transactions on any card belonging to their minor children or any persons for whom they are legally responsible.
  • All losses and/or damages to library materials checked out on this card.
  • Prompt payment of any charges incurred.
  • Prompt notification of any change of address, phone number, or email address.
  • Immediate notification of missing card.
  • Adhering to the Patron Behavior Policy (PDF).

Nonresident Fees

Nonresidents may obtain a Highland City Library card for $70 per year. Payment may be made by credit card, cash, or check. View rules regarding NUCLC libraries.