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Adult Residents of De Soto
Adult Resident Card
Adult residents (18 years of age or older) of the city of De Soto can apply in person at the library.
With an Adult Card, you can check out up to 15 items at a time and access our public computers, our downloadable books and magazines, and our research databases. If you apply, you must bring proof that you live/pay property taxes in De Soto when you pick up your card.
Adults may provide only one piece of identification if it is one of the following valid government issues IDs with a De Soto address:
- Current driver’s license
- Current photo learner’s permit
- Current non-driver’s identification
If the above documentation is not available, any 2 of the following forms of identification are acceptable, provided one item shows a photo and name and/or signature and the other item shows the applicant’s current address*^:
- Current passport
- Current college or university photo ID card
- Current employee photo ID card
- Current Armed Services ID card
- Alien Registration photo ID card
- Professional, vocational, or union photo ID
- Medicare/Medicaid card
- Birth certificate
- Missouri State motor vehicle registration
- Missouri State motor vehicle insurance card
- Current rent bill or lease agreement
- Check or checkbook
- Tax bill or receipt**
- Statement from a shelter or rehabilitation center**
- Bank statement**
- Cable, phone, or utility bill**
- Any piece of mail delivered by the US Post Office**
*Note: PO Boxes are not accepted as mailing addresses. Proof of residence is required.
^Note: Electronic versions of bills, bank statements, etc., are acceptable (i.e. on a smartphone).
**Note: Any of these must be dated within the last 3 months, as indicated by the postmark or date of printed e-bill.
eCards (Online Access Only)
eCards are for City of De Soto residents who are not current De Soto Public Library cardholders. If you have a standard library card from De Soto Public Library, that card already provides access to downloadable materials.
Adult residents of the city of De Soto may also apply in person at De Soto Public Library for our eCard, a card that grants you access to just our digital content and our public computers. The benefits of an eCard include no late fees and no checkout lines–just quality content you can access remotely or via Wi-Fi at De Soto Public Library.
With an eCard, you have access to:
- digital audiobooks
- digital magazines
- streaming video
- research databases
- public computers
Please note that the eCard is valid only at DSPL locations. If you already have an De Soto Public Library card, you do not need an eCard. Your current card number can be used for all our digital content.
Youth Residents of De Soto
Youth Resident Card
With a Youth Card, you can check out up to 15 items at a time (some restrictions apply) and access our public computers, our downloadable books and magazines, and our research databases. Youth cards accrue Fines and Fees just like Adult Resident Cards.
What is required to get a Youth Card:
Any youth under the age of sixteen must have a parent/legal guardian present to get a Youth Card. The parent/legal guardian must provide his or her own photo ID and address verification (just like applying for the Adult Resident Card). If the parent/legal guardian already has a library card, then that card must be in good standing.
Youths 16-17 years of age:
Any youth ages 16-17 may get a library card without a parent present if they provide their own photo identification and valid street address verification. Business mail is still required, but may be in the parent’s name. Youths 16-17 years of age must provide a parent/legal guardian’s signature on the borrower application.
Persons living outside De Soto city limits may register for a non-resident library card for a fee of $20.00 per year. Non-resident cards must be registered for in person. This non-refundable fee must be paid in full at registration. Non-resident cardholders may borrow up to 15 items at a time and access our public computers, our downloadable books and magazines, and our research databases.
Library Card Ownership & Replacement
Replacement library cards are $1.00, payable upon issue of the replacement card. Photo identification is required for card replacement. Library cards may only be used by the individual who registered for the card and library membership may not be transferred to any other users.