Library Closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day

Please be aware the library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 28. Thank you!

Get a Library Card

Fill out the application below or visit Manitowoc Public Library to fill one out.  If applying online, your library card will be mailed to your address.  Successful delivery of your library card will serve as your address verification. 

If applying in person, you’ll need to show a current, valid ID with your name and address, such as your driver’s license or state ID. If you don’t have a driver’s license or state ID with your current address, please bring a piece of current ID. It must include your name and address.

Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Personal check
  • Current telephone, gas, electric or cable bill
  • Mail postmarked within 30 days
  • Voter registration card

You must be age 18 years or older to submit this application. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must apply on your behalf in person at the Library.

Your Information

(must be 18 or over)


Would you like to receive the MPL eNews electronic newsletter?
How would you prefer to receive notification of library materials?

Terms & Conditions

By checking the boxes below, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set by the Library and accepting responsibility for materials borrowed on your card. 
I represent that I am the person applying for this card, and that I do so voluntarily and of my own free will. I agree that I will sign my physical library card when I receive it in the mail. I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions, as amended from time to time, that the Library sets for cardholders and I accept responsibility for materials borrowed on my card.
I acknowledge the Library charges fines for materials kept past the due date, and fees for lost/damaged items and replacement cards.
I understand that giving this physical card, account number, or notices (print or electronic) to another person, parent, or guardian serves as authorization to that person to view or use my account under WI Statute 43.30(1).
I certify that I am 18 years of age or older.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.