Get a Library Card


Your Davenport Public Library is FREE!  You may use it at our three locations - Main, Fairmount, and Eastern - and online to access your account, download eBooks, and use online resources. In addition, your card may be used at any RiverShare member library and at participating Open Access Iowa libraries. You also have access to these Illinois libraries with your Davenport card: Moline, Rock Island, Silvis, East Moline, Sherrard, Port Byron, and Coal Valley. 

Digital Access Card.  Don’t have time to stop by the Library, but still want to use our online resources? Our Digital Access Card is for you! With the Digital Access Card Davenport, residents can use all of our online resources, including OverDrive, RBdigital, Freegal, and more without leaving home! Be sure to choose “Digital Access Card” when you register online.

Business/Educator Card. If the business or school you work for is in the city of Davenport, you may be eligible for a library card through your company.  Fill out this form or contact Customer Service at 563-326-7832 or to find out how! 

Lost or Stolen Cards.  If your library card is lost or stolen, immediately contact the Library, so that unauthorized use of your card can be prevented.

Change in Address, Phone Number, etc. Please contact the Library immediately when there is a change in your name, address, or phone number.

Moving Out of Davenport. Please contact customer service at 563-326-7832 or email to cancel your card.

Your Responsibility. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card and for fines and charges accrued.

Who Can Get a Library Card

  • All residents of the city of Davenport are eligible for a FREE Davenport Public Library card.
  • Davenport property owners residing outside the city of Davenport, who do not have a home library, are eligible for a FREE Davenport Public Library card.
  • Children under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their card application. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for all overdues, fines, and bills accrued on a minor's library card.

How to Get a Library Card

  1. Click here to register now or apply in person at any of the Davenport libraries. The information on your application is confidential and is protected by Section 22.7(13) of the Code of Iowa and the Library's Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Policy.

  2. Valid ID: All applicants must provide a valid identification verifying their Davenport address. Adults may obtain a card by providing a valid ID that verifies their name and current street address. Children's applications must be co-signed by a parent or legal guardian showing valid ID if the child is under the age of 14. Many types of IDENTIFICATION that include your current address are acceptable, including the following:

  • Iowa Driver's License

  • Iowa State ID

  • Voter's Registration Card

  • Imprinted checks

  • Pre-printed lease agreement

  • First-class mail in an envelope postmarked within the last 30 days, along with an ID that verifies the name

  • Vehicle Registration Card

  • Payroll Stub within the last 30 days that includes full name and address

  • Emailed utility bill on your mobile phone from within the last 30 days that includes full name and address

Library Cards for People Living Outside of Davenport

We allow checkout at our Davenport Libraries to the following:

  • Residents of these Illinois towns: Moline, Rock Island, Silvis, Port Byron, East Moline, Sherrard, and Coal Valley. Bring your hometown library card and ID with your name and current street address.
  • Fellow Iowans whose library participates in Open Access.
  • If you live anywhere in the world and are visiting Davenport, bring your hometown library card and ID with your name and current street address.

To use our public computers, bring in your ID to get a computer use card.