If you are a Washington County resident or property owner, you are eligible for a free WCCLS library card.
All you need is to fill out the Library Card Application [pdf]. and present us with a picture ID and proof of current residence address.
You can fill out an application in the library or print one, fill it out, and then bring it in: Library Card Application [pdf].
If you’re under 18 you’ll need a parent or guardian’s signature.
Here is a list of 52 ways you can use your library card.
1. Get to know your librarian, the ultimate search engine @ your library.
2. Update your Facebook page.
3. Research new job opportunities and apply for a job online.
4. Find a list of local childcare centers.
5. Identify the birds in your backyard.
6. Use the public computers and printers.
7. Donate your used books to The Friends of the Library,
8. Pick up a DVD.
9. Use the wireless access/WiFi.
10. Find new ideas for redecorating your house.
11. Search the 1.5 million items in the library catalog online
12. Prepare and print your resume.
13. Get a list of community organizations.
14. Read The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig in February, 2011 for the One Book One Community program.
15. Join a book discussion group.
16. Attend preschool storytime with your child.
17. Get homework help.
18. Look up all kinds of health information.
19. Research the purchase of a new car, washing machine, or computer.
20. Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel.
21. Learn how to navigate the Internet.
22. Research your term paper.
23. Learn about the history of North Plains.
24. Reserve a Cultural Pass for free admission to the Portland Children’s Museum, the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, the Japanese or Chinese Gardens, and more.
25. Join us for Movie Nights
26. Borrow or download an audiobook for your next road trip or commute.
27. Use the library’s resources to start a small business.
28. Have an item delivered to you if you are homebound
30. Find a new recipe.
31. Read a newspaper.
32. Make photocopies in black and white or color.
33. Borrow a book through interlibrary loan (ILL) from anywhere in the world.
34. Enroll your child in the Summer Reading Program.
35. Participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program in 2011.
36. Pick up a catalog of classes at PCC
37. Use the Mango Languages database to learn a new language
38. Take out a magazine.
39. Read The Beacon since it first began.
40. Trace your family tree.
41. Read newspapers and magazines online like USA Today, The New York Times, and Consumer Reports.
42. Open an email account.
43. Look up the phone number of a long lost friend.
44. Take home a “themebag” about potty training to share with your child.
45. Prepare for the SAT or GRE.
46. Learn how to use a database or computerized catalog.
47. Find the latest romance paperback.
48. Print tax forms.
49. Look at the bulletin board for community events.
50. Find a quiet spot, curl up with a book, and enjoy.
51. Help build a library float for the Elephant Garlic Festival Parade
52. Enjoy a variety of cultural events throughout the year