Using the Clear Lake Public Library
Obtaining a Library Card
Library cards will be issued free of charge to residents of Clear Lake and rural Cerro Gordo County. Photo I.D. with proof of current address is required. A parent or legal guardian must accompany any child in 5thgrade or below to sign his or her application for a library card and to provide proof of address. We honor library cards from other libraries that are members of the North Iowa BEACON consortium. Open Access cards are also available to other Iowa residents without charge.
My Account Online
Persons may use their library card number and a PIN number to establish their online account. Library items may be requested or renewed online, and persons may also view their borrowing history on the library website. A library card number is also required to access some library databases and to access all digital books, magazines and music.
Loan Periods and Renewals
Most items loan for two weeks. Movies loan for four days. Most items can be renewed if not reserved for another person.