Apply for Library Card

Join us! With a Bennington Public Library Card, you will unlock a world of books, eBooks, DVDs, and other educational and fun materials.

Bring a completed application and proof of ID to your next visit. Applications also available in our Library.


Library Card Policy

  • Bennington Public Library cards are issued at no cost to:
    • Anyone who lives, owns property, or has a business within the boundaries of Douglas County. 
    • Students attending public or private schools in the Bennington School District, and employees of Bennington Schools and City of Bennington.
  • Disclaimer:
    • A mailing address of Bennington, Nebraska is not sufficient to determine eligibility for free privileges.  Funding for the Bennington Public Library is supported by the taxpayers of Douglas County only.
    • All applicants who wish for full services must provide photo identification and current street address verification. 
    • A parent can show identification and address verification for his/her child.
    • Each household member should be present to receive his/her library card.
    • Non-Douglas County residents:
      • Anyone who does not live in Douglas County may purchase an annual (12-month) non-resident membership for $30.  
  • Forms of acceptable identification (Picture ID required for check-out privileges):
    • Current Nebraska state ID
    • Current driver’s license or automobile registration
    • Printed checks (personal, payroll)
    • Utility bills dated within the past 30 days
    • Business correspondence on official letterhead dated within the past 30 days
    • Current lease, mortgage papers, or rent receipts that officially state the property address
    • Current BPL library card of another family member
  • Library Card Renewal:
    • Library cards for residents are renewable every two years. 
    • At the time of account renewal, the customer must appear in person and re-verify all account information with proper documentation, as well as pay any fines/fees due.
    • A parent can show identification and address verification for his/her child.

Please click on this link BENNINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES to view all library policies compiled, reviewed and maintained by the Bennington Public Board of Trustees.