How To…

Find out how to use the library’s website and unlock the power of your library card.

Get a Library Card

Stop by any branch and fill out a library card application.

Bring valid photo identification and proof of address with you. Anyone under the age of 14 will need a signature from a parent or legal guardian.

Your library card gives you access to Cass County Public Library's physical collection (books, DVDs, etc.), digital collection (eBooks, eAudiobooks), online resources (online encyclopedias, practice tests, etc.), and public computers in each branch.

You can also pre-register for a library card here. Please stop by your local branch to complete your registration within 30 days.

You must present your own library card to check out items and to use the library's computers.

Library cards are valid for one year. We will send you a reminder to renew your card 30 days before it expires.

If you have lost your library card, we can issue you a replacement card for $1.00.

For more information on checkout periods and fines, click here.

Search the Catalog
Place a Hold

If you can't find an item on the shelf, you can request it through the online catalog. Click here to learn how.

If you can't find an item in our catalog, you can also request it from a different library through WorldCat. Click here to learn how.

Access Your Account, Renew Items, & Use Lists

You can check when your items are due, if holds have come in, and renew items through your online library account. Click here to learn more.

Pay Fines

Patrons can pay fines at any branch on online. Branches only accept cash or checks.

To pay online, log into your library account at and go to Account Summary. Here, you can see any fines on your account and pay them with a credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

  1. Select the bills you want to pay.
  2. Click Pay selected charges.
  3. Enter your card information.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Confirm your payment.

A confirmation of your payment will appear. You will also receive a copy of your payment receipt if you have an email address on your account.

Checkout an eBook or eAudiobook

Click here to learn how to access or download books and audiobooks to your computer, eReader, mp3 player, phone, or other device.

Use a Library Computer

Patrons with their own valid library card can use public computers at any CCPL branch.

To log on, sit down at an available computer, enter your library card number and PIN, agree to our Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources policy, and access the resources you need. Your PIN should be the last 4 digits of your phone number, unless you changed it online.

Connect to the Library's Wifi

All Cass County Public Library branches offer free WiFi. To connect, find the WiFi network that matches the branch you're in. Then, check the box to agree to our Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Policy. Click Continue and you should then be connected to the library's WiFi and can browse the internet.

Print at the Library

Black & white printing is available at all Cass County Public Library locations from copy machines and public access computers for 15 cents per page. Double-sided prints are 30 cents per page. Color printing is also available at all locations. Color prints and copies are 50 cents per page; double-sided color prints are $1.00 per page.

Wireless printing is available at all branches as well. Patrons can print from their own laptops and devices as long as they are connected to the library’s WiFi. Click here to get started.

Use Print Preview to make sure you are printing exactly what you want, as staff cannot refund money for blank pages.

Use the Events Calendar


If you’re having trouble with anything else, ask a librarian!