Get a Library Card

How do I get a card?

Patrons of all ages can apply for a card. To receive a card, bring your driver’s license and proof of current mailing address, such as a recent piece of mail that you have received. You will be given a wallet card and a keychain card.

We ask that a parent/guardian be present for children 12 and younger to receive a card.

Who Can Get a Card?

Residents of Craighead and Poinsett Counties may get a Crowley Ridge Regional Library Card.

If you already have a card issued by a library in Crowley Ridge, it may be used at any of the other libraries in our region that includes the towns of  Caraway, Monette, Lake City, Jonesboro, Harrisburg, Marked Tree, Weiner and Lepanto.

Crowley Ridge is a member of the Gateway Project, a collection-sharing program that provides free library services to Northeast  Arkansas residents who live outside of the Library’s service area. To qualify for Gateway access, you must have a card and be in good standing with your local library. For instructions on how to get your Gateway Library Card, ask a staff member when you visit us.

For full details, please review our Library Card Policy

Save Money With Your Library Card

Your local library provides more than just books. We have a wide selection of electronic media including CD's, DVD's, MP3's, and other types of media. These things are all available to you free of charge with a library card. Whether you enjoy reading, watching movies, researching, reading magazines, downloading books or listening to music, you can use your card to explore and enjoy our vast collection.  Feel free to use our online calculator to estimate the savings you can receive just by using your local library.

Benefits of Having a Public Library

Excerpt From "I Love Libraries"

If you’re looking for the heart of any community, look no further than the local library. It’s the one place in America where the doors are open to everyone, whether you’re

  • filling out an online job application or using resources to help you pass your job certification exams;
  • sitting in a school library media center learning skills to prepare you for a lifetime of learning in our digital world or a grandmother learning to e-mail you’re grandson overseas;
  • studying for college exams or living somewhere where the library provides your only access to education beyond the high school level;
  • researching your past or looking for citizenship and a new home in America;
  • the richest person in America, or someone without a home, the library is there for you. It is America’s great equalizer, providing everyone the same access to information and opportunities for success.

Quotes About Libraries

"When I got my library card, that's when my life began."  Author Rita Mae Brown

"When I was young, we couldn't afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world." Actor John Goodman

"Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." First Lady Laura Bush