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How Do I

Become a Member, Get a Free Library Card, and Renew my Card?

Become a Member. Get a Free Library Card!

Start your application on the CIN website. Then go to your library with photo ID and proof of address. Those under 18 will need a parent or guardian signature.

Live outside the Library Network area? Bring your hometown’s library card to us, and we will get you started!

Live outside the service area, and don't have a library available? Library cards are available for $25. Bring ID and proof of address to the nearest library. We will get you started!

Renew Your Card and Update Your Information

Email a request to renew or update. Include details: name, address, phone, email, local library.

Did you know that we use text, email, and phone information to tell you that your holds are ready, or to alert you to interruptions in service?

We recommend signing up for newsletters to receive important library news, reading recommendations, and event invitations.

Login To My Account?

Search, reserve, and renew items anytime. Find “Log in to your account” on the catalog’s’ home page. Log in with your library card number; your password/pin is your last name in ALL CAPS.

Reserve an Item?

Log into My Account and search to find the item.  Click “Place Hold” and enter your pick up location. 

Renew items?

Log into My Account and click the renew box for the item.  Or call your library to request renewals.

Pay overdue fines? (This is a Trick Question!)

No fines, no frowns, no fuss!

  1. We’ll send you a text or email reminder of your items’ due dates
  2. Return or renew your items to keep your card active
  3. Replace or pay for lost items—and start fresh again

See our Due Dates page for more info!

Find a good book?

Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions and reading lists. Or log into Novelist for author read-alike, award winners, and more.

Find out about library events and news?

Sign up for our library e-newsletters for upcoming programs.  Get library news by subscribing to the Community Library Network Update.

Reserve a Meeting Room?

Meeting rooms are available at all libraries except for Harrison and can be used for non-commercial, non-profit use.  Meetings must be open to the public.  Rooms are free, unless a special room configuration is requested at Post Falls. For more information about meeting rooms and library phone numbers click here.

Suggest a purchase?

To make a purchase suggestion follow this link, log into your library account with your library card number (your last name in all CAPS is your default passcode), and click on “New Purchase Suggestion” to enter your recommendation.