For newcomers to the Cody country library privileges are a priority, especially for families. Online library card sign up is being piloted for several reasons. Foremost is patron privacy. Records are held in one statewide database administered and defended by the Wyoming State Library.
Find the State form at parkcountylibrary.org, drop the curser into the upper right search bar and press ‘enter.’ At the upper right on the next screen, choose adult or youth. Follow the instructions.
To activate the registration, present proof of residency and current I.D. in person at the library.
Online library card sign up protects patron privacy
So, while the old white cards are not going away immediately, they will be phased out as information is captured digitally.
“Optimize your children’s school year by making sure they have the smartest card! It offers so much more than checking physical books out from the library, it’s also an amazing source of free online resources,” Holly Baker said. Holly Baker is the Cody children’s librarian. Her school outreach efforts include stacks of paper applications. Holly makes it easy for kids to have their own library cards.
From the Reference Librarian
Did you know that privacy and confidentiality are core values of librarianship? According to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, “privacy is the foundation upon which our libraries were built and the reason libraries are such a trusted part of every community” and that “all people, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, possess a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use.” Have questions about how we maintain your privacy? Contact Nicholle Gerharter at (307) 527-1880 or [email protected].