Applying for a library card only takes a few minutes. You may apply online . Please review the eligibility requirements before applying. 

A valid photo ID with current address is required for all cards. If your current address is not on your ID, official proof of address such as utility bill, voter registration card, bank statement, lease etc., will be accepted.

Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian apply for a card in their name. The youth must be present to receive a card.

You are eligible to apply for a new card if you meet all of the following requirements:
  • You have never had a card before, including a temporary card and
  • You are over 18 years old and
  • You are a:
    • City of Mount Vernon Resident 
    • Reciprocal Borrower
    • Non-Resident (including residents in unincorporated Mount Vernon)
    • Mount Vernon Business Owner (must have a City of Mount Vernon endorsement on your business license)
    • Mount Vernon School District Teacher (teacher eligibility determined by the current list from the school district)

City of Mount Vernon Residents

  • No charge for library card
  • Valid photo ID with current city address (within the incorporated city limits) required


Reciprocal Borrowers

  • No charge for library card
  • Must qualify for a library card at another library in Skagit County (Anacortes, Burlington, LaConner, Central Skagit, or Upper Skagit)
  • Valid photo ID with current address required



(Includes residents of unincorporated Mount Vernon)

  • Fee applies (cash or check accepted) 
    • The non-resident fee is $80 for 1 year, $40 for 6 months, or $20 for 3 months
    • Seniors (ages 65+) receive a 50% discount
    • A free 1-month trial is available
  • Valid photo ID with current address required


City of Mount Vernon Business Owners*/MVSD Teachers**

  • Please email or call the library to apply
  • Valid photo ID with current address required
  • *Business owners must have a City of Mount Vernon endorsement on their business license
  • **Teacher eligibility is determined by the current list from the school district


Renewing a library card online only takes a few minutes. Please have your current address and contact information available. 

If you are a non-resident and need to make a payment, you can bring exact cash or check with you to our curbside service, or mail a check to made out to Mount Vernon City Library to 315 Snoqualmie St. Mount Vernon, WA 98273.


Use this form if:

  • Your library card has expired or
  • You had an account in the past, but haven’t used the library in awhile or
  • You lost your card/need a replacement card


We are happy to provide account assistance via email or phone.

Email or call (360) 336-6209 for account assistance

Send us an email or call us if:

  • You forgot your pin number
  • You are having trouble logging into your account
  • You need to update your phone number, address, or email
  • You would like to add an authorized user to your account
  • You already have a library card, but would like to request an additional card for a family member
  • You have another question regarding your account


315 Snoqualmie St.

Mt Vernon, WA 98273


(360) 336-6209


Current Building Open Hours

Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 6pm

Saturday – Monday: Closed

Curbside Hours

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – noon

Saturday: 10am – 2pm

Sunday – Monday: Closed

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