New Library Card for Tweens & Teens

JCPL is now offering JC24U library cards for 5th-12th graders, which makes it possible for tweens and teens to obtain a library card without having to sign up under a parent’s/guardian’s account. With these special cards, students can check out two print materials at a time (this does not include DVDs or physical audiobooks). They will also have access to the library’s computer lab and its databases, as well as to R.E.A.D.S. for ebooks and audiobooks. To get a JC24U library account, students must present a current school photo ID, report card, or class schedule.

Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe is excited about this new system because it allows students to utilize library services even if their parents don’t. She says, “Since the opening of our teen area, we’ve seen a lot more students who don’t have library cards hanging out in the library on their own. We want to make sure that they have access to library materials as well as to the new teen space.”

JC24U cards are specifically for tweens and teens whose legal guardians don’t have library cards. Any child 15 or younger will continue to be eligible for a regular library card with a legal guardian present. Students 16 and older can still sign up for a library card independently by presenting a photo ID with their current address.

For more details on these new cards, please contact Katelyn Wolfe at 423-434-4349 or If you’d like more information about our library card policies or about registering for one, click here or call 423-434-4450.

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