The PLUS program is a partnership between the Polk County Library Cooperative and Polk County Public Schools that allows students to check out books from the public libraries using their Polk County student ID. More information will be sent home with students, along with an opt out form for parents who do not wish for their child to participate.
Need a Library Card?
Getting a library card is very easy. As a resident of Polk County, library cards are available at no charge. Parent or guardian of child will need to bring in proof of identification and residency, such as a valid driver’s license, utility bill or insurance card to their local library to get a library card. Residents, property owners and business owners, employees and students of Polk County Public Schools and employees of Polk County Gov’t and Polk County college students may qualify for a free library card.
A Polk County library card is good at all 15 public libraries, including special collection libraries like the Historical Genealogical Library and Law Library located in Bartow. We have a bookmobile making 13 stops throughout Polk County and B-Mail (books-by-mail ) offering free home delivery service (anything you can find in your library can be delivered to your home).
To get the ball rolling, parents can go online to register for a library card (follow link below) and pick their card up at their library. This is a placeholder until you can get to the library to complete your registration; after a month, the account will close.