Get a Library Card

Any resident of Ankeny, Unincorporated Polk County, or a community participating in Iowa's Open Access Program may obtain an Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library card free of charge. Some library services may be dependent on your residency status. 

Apply online or in person. To get your card, you will need to provide the following information at the library:

  • 0-11 years old: Parent or guardian must be present and sign the application.Get a Library Card
  • 12-17 years old: Teen must provide photo ID, such as a driver's license or school ID, and list a parent's or guardian's name. Parent or guardian can also fill out the form in lieu of the teen.
  • 18+ years old: Must provide photo ID with current address, such as an updated driver's license, or photo ID and proof of current address, such as a piece of mail, online lease agreement, etc.

Basic cards

Basic cards are issued for 3 years; there is no fee for renewal. You may check out up to 100 items per card.

Temporary cards

Temporary cards are available for those who do not have photo ID and/or proof of current address available during registration. These cards are valid for 3 months and may be used to borrow 3 items at a time, excluding equipment and Wifi hotspots. Once photo ID or current address is provided, your account will be changed to a Basic card.

Replacement cards

If you lose your card and would like a replacement, there is a $1 replacement fee. Report lost cards immediately. Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their account.