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Applying for a Library Card: Residents Outside the City Limits of McMinnville 

Because residents outside the city limits do not pay property taxes, they must pay for some library services even if their address includes "McMinnville, OR 97128". See below for your card options. Residents who live outside of Polk, Marion or Yamhill counties and the Chemeketa Community College tax area may obtain a library card for $75 a year. Residents of Newberg and Dundee must apply for a library card at the Newberg Public Library.

Type of Card 

Cost  Services 
Basic Card   Free Allows one item to check out and one hold at a time on the card. Access to all in-house resources and EBSCOhost full-text articles from home.   
Full-Service Card  $60 per household per year   Full range of services.  
C.A.R.E. Card Free to children 19 and under who live outside the city limits. Allows children to check out up to 25 items from the Children's and Young Adult collections. We C.A.R.E. (Create A Reader Everyday)!  
Taxpayer Card Free with property tax statements. Allows owners of any type of property inside McMinnville city limits and pay city taxes full range of services. Property must be owned, not leased and proof of ownership must be presented. Taxpayer cards expire each year on November 15th.

To apply:
Visit the Library Circulation Desk with picture identification and verification of current address. Children 16 and under need the signature and ID of a parent or guardian. 
Accepted forms of identification:


An Oregon State Driver's License or State Identification Card showing current address OR
Any picture ID AND mail or something that includes your name and current address (mail posted in the last 30 days, imprinted check, lease, current rent receipt, utility bill).  


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