The Great Library Card Collection

Luckily I don’t get bored very often because when I do, I think up stuff like this…

What I am trying to do is to collect as many valid library cards as I can. As I get them, I will post them here. If you wish to have your library’s lending card added to this collection, please issue a library card to me and send it to the following address:

Michael Sauers
c/o Do Space
5111 N 90th St
Omaha NE 68134

When the card has been received, I will scan it, remove any information beyond my name that might allow someone else to use it, and post it here. As the collection grows, I’ll start breaking the scans down by state/country.

Thanks to Jessamyn for a link on

“You are a man of rare creativity and inspiration. You have my full support, respect, and admiration. Carry on!”
— Joseph J. Cadieux, Director, Kent Memorial Library, Suffield, Connecticut

“I am sending some cards from our library service. maybe your first overseas -Australian- ones.”
— Alasdair Wardle, Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation

Tompkins County Public Library
Ithaca, NY
Red de Bibliotecas Publicas de Andaucia
Reading Public Library
Reading, MA
12 September 2008
Hyannis Public Library
Hyannis, MA
23 January 2009
St. Johns County Public Library System
St. Augustine, FL
4 September 2008
Wyomissing Public Library
Wyomissing, PA
20 October 2007
Biblioteca Publica del Estado, Biblioteca Provincial de Huelva
Huelva, Spain
May 2007
Information about the library itself is all on the other side.
Provo City Library
Provo, UT
15 March 2007
Courtsey of Kathleen Fayard
Orem Public Library
Orem, UT
15 March 2007
Courtsey of Kathleen Fayard
Lincoln City Libraries
Lincoln, NE
03 February 2007
Post Falls Public Library
Post Falls, ID
17 August 2006
Pittsburg State University, Axe Library (v2)
Pittsburg, KS
07 August 2006
Delta County Piblic Library District
Crawford, CO
14 July 2006
Christian County Library
Ozark, MO
29 May 2006
Stratford Public Library
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
01 Fenruary 2006
Ilsley Public Library
Middlebury, VT
02 December 2005
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS
14 October 2005
Edwin A. Bemis Public Library
Littleton, CO
22 September 2005
Elbert County Library District
Kiowa, CO
03 September 2005
Park County Public Library
Bailey, CO
20 August 2005
Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System
Coloumbus, GA
05 August 2005
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Letras
01 June 2005
Openbare Bibliotheek Heemstede
The Netherlands
06 January 2005
Spencer Public Library
Spencer, IA
12 November 2004
New Hanover County Public Library
Wilmington, NC
04 October 2004
Gibson Memorial Library
Creston, IA
01 October 2004
Iowa State Library
Des Moines, IA
09 September 2004
Ocean Shores Public Library
Ocean Shores, WA
02 August 2004
Manhattan Public Library
Manhattan, KS
12 April 2004
Rosebud County Library
Forsyth, MT
27 March 2004
Big Horn County Public Library
Hardin, MT
26 January 2004
Northwest College
Powell, WY
22 October 2003
Jacksboro Public Library
Jacksboro, TN
29 September 2003
Contra Costa County Library
(Pinole Library)
Pinole, CA
06 August 2003
Tomlinson Library
Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO
18 July 2003
Helena Township Public LIbrary
Alden, MI
08 May 2003
Elk Rapids District Library
Elk Rapids, MI
08 May 2003
La Grange Park Public Library District
La Grange, IL
01 May 2003
(Comes with a sleeve with the
library’s hours on the back side.)
Gunnison County Public Library
Crested Butte, CO
13 April 2003
Aurora Public Library
Aurora, CO, USA
03 April 2003
Arapahoe Library District
Arapahoe County, CO
08 February 2003

You get a regular sized card and a keychain card.

Drexel University
W.W. Hagerty Library
Philadelphia, PA
06 January 2003
Marshal-Wythe Law Library
The College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
30 December 2002
Crook County Library
Prineville, OR
30 December 2002
Lunar Planetary Institure
Houston, TX
22 October 2002
Pitkin County Library
Aspen, CO
19 August 2002
Parmly Billings Public Library
Billings, MT
16 August 2002
Valley of the Tetons Public Library
Victor, ID
19 July 2002
Valley of the Tetons Public Library
The Kansas Library Card
15 May 2002

Replaced the program associated with the other Kansas Library card on this page. This gives remote access to online databases provided by the Kansas State Library.

Friends of the Boise Public Library
Boise, ID
April 2002

(Not truly a library card but I thought it should be included.)

Jacksboro Public Library
Jacksboro, TN
23 April 2002

"The Jacksboro Public Library began automated circulation on December 1, 2001 and began issuing library cards for the first time."

Jacksboro Public Library
West Des Moines Public Library
West Des Moines, IA
19 April 2002
West Des Moines Public Library
Latah County Library District
Moscow, ID
19 March 2002
latah County Library District
Gering Public Library
Gering, NE
12 February 2002
Finney County Public Library
Garden City, KS
15 November 2001
Pueblo City-County Library District
Pueblo, CO
27 September 2001
Eagle Valley Library District
Avon, CO
24 September 2001
Scans not available.
In Colorado, if you are a CO resident and have a valid card from one district you are allowed borrowing privileges in any other. In most cases, the library has been more than happy to give me an actual card. Unfortunately, Eagle Valley and Vail refused to give me my own card and only allowed me to get a barcode sticker for their libraries.
Vail Public Library
Vail, CO
24 September 2001
Jefferson County Public Library
Lakewood, CO
21 September 2001
Lakewood, CO
Douglas Public Library District
Parker, CO
19 September 2001
Parker, CO
Seneca East Public Library
Attica, OH
04 September 2001
Attica, OH
Daniel Boone Regional Library
Columbia, MO
04 August 2001
Columbia, MO
Sublette County Library
Pinedale, WY
06 November 2000
Pinedale, WY
Mesa County Public Library Dist.
Grand Junction, CO
25 October 2000
Grand Junction, CO
John Tomay Memorial Library
Georgetown, CO
24 October 2000
Georgetown, CO
Fort Collins Public Library
12 October 2000
Ft. Collinc, CO
Dodge City Public Library
Dodge City, KS
31 August 2000
Dodge City, KS
The Kansas Library Card
31 August 2000
This one will allow me to get a
valid card from most other
libraries in Kansas.
Kansas Library Card
Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation
Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia
26 June 2000
Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lenawee County Libraries
Adrian, MI
29 June 2000
Adrian, MI
Library District #1
Louisburg, KS
19 June 2000
Louisburg, KS
Aurora Public Library
Aurora, CO, USA
(Well used…)
Aurora, CO
Denver Public Library
Denver, CO, USA
Denver, CO