Library Cards

Residents of all ages living within FVRL's library district (Klickitat, Skamania, or Clark counties outside Camas city limits, and Woodland or Yale Valley Library District) or any other tax-funded library area are eligible for a card free of charge. Others may purchase a non-resident family card. Take a look at the various types of cards and their privilege levels to find the one for which you are eligible. Then apply using one of the methods below.

1. Apply now for an eCard

Complete the registration form to get immediate access to our digital collection including eBooks & eAudio*, eResources, music* and streaming video*. Use of physical materials is excluded, although you may place two holds on physical items. You may upgrade to an Everything card by visiting a library. eCards are limited to residents of the FVRL service district who don't already have a card. 

2. Apply in person for an Everything Card

Get a card with all the benefits of an eCard* plus access to physical materials.  Register at any staffed library. You’ll be asked for photo identification. You may print and fill out the application (also in español and русский) in advance of your visit.
*Access to certain digital items is restricted to residents only. Camas residents will be issued a Camas library card.

3. Apply in person for an Educator Card

Educators may register for a special card to borrow physical materials for classroom use or curriculum support. Read the Educator Card Brochure or print out an application for more information. 

What might you do with your card?

You may borrow materials, access eResources and take full advantage of the services at any FVRL location. You may read more specific information about card privileges online. Printable Welcome to the Library brochures are available in English, español, and русский.

+ Borrowing items

  • Your Everything card may be used at any FVRL library, bookmobile, or website, and the independent Camas Public Library.
  • You may have up to 50 physical items checked out on your account at any time. Limits for eBooks, eAudio, downloadable and streaming music or movies and Interlibrary loan vary.
  • Borrowing period is three weeks on most items. Special limits apply to some Camas Library materials. Items checked out must be returned or renewed by the due date.

+ Requesting library items (Holds)

For instructions for placing and modifying holds, see the appropriate section on our FAQs page.

  • You can request physical materials for pickup at any library location by using the Place Hold feature in the catalog.
  • You may also place holds on eBooks and eAudio.
  • You may have up to 50 physical items reserved at a time. The hold limit for eBooks and eAudio varies by vendor.
  • Once a physical item becomes available, you have 10 days to come and pick it up.  eBooks and eAudio are usually held 3 days or automatically checked out to you.
  • If you're going out of town and are worried your holds on physical items may become available while you're away, you may log in to My Account or ask for help to suspend them until you expect to return. You don't lose your place in the queue, and you don't risk missing your pickup window!

+ Receiving notices

  • When requested materials are available, you will receive pick-up notices via email, automated phone call or U.S. mail. You choose the method when signing up for a card.
  • We send courtesy notices only by email when items are due soon.
  • The library sends overdue notices at one week and two weeks overdue, by email, phone or U.S. mail.
  • Bills for replacement charges will be sent by U.S. mail or email when items are four weeks overdue.

+ Renewing items

  • Most physical items may be renewed up to five times, provided no one else has requested them.
  • You may renew most physical items on, before, or up to four weeks after the due date by:
    • using My Account
    • calling a live person at 360-906-5000 (888-546-2707 from area code 509, or 800-921-6211 from Yale Valley)
    • calling the automated renewal line at 360-750-9999 (800-750-9876 from area code 509)
    • bringing the items into a library and renewing in person

+ Returning items

  • You may return physical items from any FVRL location to any FVRL location or the Camas library.
  • Most libraries have 24/7 return slots and there may be a free-standing bookdrop near you. Check our Book Returns page for a complete list of locations.
  • Most returned items are checked back in and removed from your account the day that you return them, if they are returned at a library during open hours. There are exceptions.

+ Your responsibilities

  • Be responsible for any item that anyone checks out using your card number.
  • Return or renew checked-out materials on or before the due date.
  • Let us know promptly of any changes to your address or other contact information.
  • Report lost or stolen library cards by coming in or contacting us online or by phone.
  • Promptly pay any fees accrued on your account.

+ Updating your account or PIN

Forgot your PIN?
Your PIN was chosen when you applied for your card. It is often the last four digits of your phone number. To receive a PIN reset link at the email address in your library account, submit your card number. You may instead stop by or contact us with your full name, card number, and date of birth so we can update your PIN for you.
PIN changes
Log in to My Account and go to the Personal Information tab's Change PIN section.
Address updates
To change the email or mailing address on your account, send us a message containing your new information as well as your card number and PIN or date of birth, or call us at 360-906-5000 (888-546-2707 from area code 509, or 800-921-6211 from Yale Valley).

+ Lost your card?

You have options.

  • Let us know the next time you come in to one of our libraries and we'll gladly replace it for you at no cost. Please bring photo ID with you.
  • To request the card number or report it lost, contact FVRL online or by phone and provide your full name, card number (if you know it), PIN or date of birth.

+ Overdue bills and fees

  • FVRL does not charge daily fines for overdue items.
  • If an item is overdue for 28 days or more it is considered ‘lost’ and we will bill you for the replacement cost.
  • Returning a ‘lost’ item in good condition will remove the bill for that item from your account.
  • Your library card will be blocked if you owe $25 or more for items billed as lost or damaged.
  • Thirty days after billing, unpaid charges of $40 or more on your account will be turned over to a collection agency and assessed an additional, non-refundable $10 fee to cover the library’s cost for this service.
  • You may return billed items, pay online or come in to any library location to restore library privileges. Here's how:
    • For a blocked account: Resolve your account balance to under $25, either through payment or return of billed materials.
    • For an account in collections: Resolve the entire account balance to $0.
    • For an account blocked by interlibrary (ILL) bills: Resolve the entire amount charged by the lending library.

+ Account privacy

FVRL protects the privacy of all account holders, regardless of age. If you need information about another cardholder's account (child, parent, spouse, etc.):

  • In person: You must have the library card or owner of the card with you so that he/she can give permission.
  • Via My Account: Log in with the correct library card number and PIN.
  • By Phone, Chat or Text: You must provide the cardholder's full name, card number, and PIN or date of birth.