Library Cards and Borrowing Privileges

Patrons are required to have a library card in order to check out materials at the Germantown Community Library which is a member of the Monarch Library System. A patron may only have one library card within the Monarch Library System.

There is no cost to receive an initial library card. The cost to replace a lost card is $3.00.

As a card holder you are responsible for all items checked out on your card.

GCL Circulation Policy provides additional details regarding library cards and borrowing privileges.

How to apply:

  • Come into the library to fill out an application.
  • Show a valid Wisconsin ID or driver’s license with your current address. Or a valid ID and a bill or checkbook with your current address.
  • Children under 18 applying for a card must be accompanied by a custodial parent or guardian.

With a valid card you can checkout items from:

  • The Washington County libraries at Germantown, Hartford, Kewaskum, Slinger and West Bend.
  • The Monarch Library System group of libraries that includes Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington counties.
  • WISCAT (Wisconsin Resource Sharing Catalog)¬†¬†interlibrary loan.
  • Digital materials through the Wisconsin Digital Library, Libby, and Hoopla.