How to Register for a Card

Residents who live in the unincorporated areas of the Sedro-Woolley School District and the city of Sedro-Woolley are eligible for a library card with no fee. To receive your card, visit the library with photo identification and current proof of address (tax bill, car registration, utility bill, lease agreement). Those who own property can have the address verified by staff through the Skagit Assessor's property database. ​For those residents of areas that do not support library services through property taxes, a library card may be purchased for the household for $80 per year. 

Message for Online Registrants

Please visit the library's catalog to register online if you need to get a library card for digital access to digital resources while the library is closed to the public. All online registrants will have to provide proof of eligibility to keep library cards active once crisis has passed. If you do not live in an area that supports library services through property tax, you will also need to provide a copy of a report card, student ID, teacher ID or a pay stub from the Sedro-Woolley School District. 

Reciprocal Borrowing

The library district now has reciprocal borrowing contracts in place with all public libraries in Skagit County. In order to get your library card at a reciprocal library,  you must have your Central Skagit Library card (or Sedro-Woolley card) with the current year sticker applied. In addition, you will need the documents required by that library to apply for a library card. In most cases, the documentation needed includes photo ID and proof of address. Please check with the library you will be visiting to confirm the documentation you will need. Citizens who must purchase a library card because they do not live in a library district are not eligible for reciprocal borrowing.

Some area library districts outside of Skagit County will also issue library cards to any property owner paying taxes to support library services in the state. Please check with the library of interest to confirm eligibility requirements and documentation needed to apply for a card.

Account Management

Check out limit: 30 items total, up to 10 DVDs 
Check out duration: 2 weeks
Renewals: Up to 2

Logging in Online:
USERNAME:  Full Library Card Number
PIN:  Last 4 digits of your phone number

Overdue Fees and Lost Items:
​The Central Skagit Library does not charge overdue fines for late books. ​However, patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their library cards. If a book is not returned within 60 days, the cost of the item(s) will be charged to the borrower's account, which will be blocked from checking out new materials until the item(s) has been returned or paid for. If a lost item is returned, the replacement cost will be waived, and the account will return to good standing.