Cleveland Public Library Launches New Cards for Youth

As part of Cleveland Public Library’s commitment to the success of our youngest patrons, the Library is proud to announce the Scholar Success card! We’ve pared our juvenile profiles down to two and made the process for getting a card easier. ​​These new card profiles give our kids the greatest access to materials and services while making the library experience easier for parents. We even have two great new library card designs for kids to choose from. Most importantly, these cards give kids the ability to always borrow a book!

All existing juvenile accounts will be converted into one of the two new profile types: Juvenile card and Scholar Success card. Juvenile (without video checkout), ConnectED, and 3 for Me cards have been converted to Scholar Success cards.

Regular Juvenile Card

  • ​20 Item limit from any CLEVNET library
  • ​Adult signature and ID required

Scholar Success Card

  • ​10 Item limit from CPL collection
  • ​No adult signature required

Youth aged 17 and under may apply for a Juvenile card with or without a parent or other adult. Identification is not required for the youth, but they must be present at the time application is made. If an adult is present to sign the application, the adult must present a valid, government-issued identification and not have a library account that has been referred for collection. If an adult is not present to sign the application, the child will be issued a Scholar Success card.

Cleveland Public Library is open to drive-up and walk-up services Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The Main Library drive-up window is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Contact your local Cleveland Public Library location to sign up your child today!