Organization Library Card Application Form

Madison Public Library

Organization Library Card Application Form

An Organization Library Card from the Madison Public Library allows your after school program, preschool, daycare, or school to check out library materials for use in your classrooms. The organization is responsible for all materials checked out by authorized staff/users. If you're actually looking for a personal library card application, head over to the Individual Library Card Application Form.

Apply for an Organization Library Card at Madison Public Library by filling out the form below. Once the form is submitted, a new library card will be mailed to you. Please note that if you apply online, you will not be able to use your new card until you receive it in the mail. If you would like to use your card the same day you apply, please visit your local neighborhood library with your photo ID and proof of current address and apply in person.

PLEASE NOTE: Applying for an Organization Library Card requires you to submit a copy/photograph of a valid photo ID and Proof of Authorization (such as a letter from the principal/head of organization). Once your application has been processed, Library staff will delete any copies/photographs submitted.

Please email or call (608) 266-6357 if you have any questions.

Madison Public Library cards are only available to people live in the Madison, WI area or the South Central Library System. If you live outside this service area, please contact your local library to apply for a card.

Why does this page look different?

You may have noticed that the URL and styling of the page are different than Because you are required to upload a copy of a valid photo ID, we wanted to give that file even more security than what our public website offers. You can submit your application confident that only Library staff will be able to see the file you upload and that once your application has been processed, the file will be deleted.

Application Type
What is the purpose of this application?
Organization Information
Primary Card User
Please provide a valid email address.
Who else is allowed to use this card to check out materials for your organization? Please list names either one per line or separated by commas.
When you place holds, you can get notifications for when they are ready for you to pick them up. Please select an option.
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.
A digital copy of a written request signed by the head of your organization.
I will be responsible for all materials checked out on this card, including materials checked out by others with or without my consent, unless I have previously reported the loss of my card. I will report a lost or stolen card, or any change of personal information (name, address, phone, email), immediately. I will comply with all library rules and policies. I understand that there will be charges for lost, damaged and stolen library materials. I understand that the library provides access to a broad range of resources and that it is my responsibility to judge for myself and for my children or minor dependents what resources are appropriate for my/our personal use.
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