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New Accounts

New Accounts

​To receive a library card, a new patron must bring two types of identification: a piece of mail sent to your current address and a photo ID.  The Library is a property tax-based non-profit organization; therefore we require new patrons to provide proof of residency. Individuals who are not Boundary County residents may obtain equal access to materials and services through one of our many membership offerings for a small fee.

Checkout/Loan Policies

Checkout/ Loan Policies

The Library limits the loan of material in the following manner:
15 items per person; 30 items per couple; 50 items per family card.

Primary cardholders are responsible for the return of all BCL materials on time and in good condition as well as any items borrowed on their behalf by the BCL from other libraries as an Interlibrary loan.

Loan Limits

Your Online Library Account


  • View your checkouts and keep track of due dates.

  • Save a trip to town and renew select items from home.

  • Browse for books and media and see what is available now.

  • Create personalized booklists and save your search history

Online Library Account

Use the instructions below for setting up your online patron account. If you have already completed these steps, simply click the link below and sign in like normal with your account number and password. 

  1. Click Here.

  2. In the top right corner, click "Sign In" located next to Library Links.

  3. Click Set/Reset Password.

  4. Enter your patron barcode in the User Name entry field.

  5. Click Request New Password.

  6. A link will automatically be sent to the email address associated with your library account. (If you did not give us your email when you signed up for a library card, call us at 208-267-3750 as this is required to continue.)

  7. Follow the link sent to your email. It will take you to a page where you will create a new password for your account.

  8. Once you have done this, come back to the Library's Home Page. Click the account icon in the upper right corner and use your new credentials.

Your Overdrive Libby Account

Access thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks with your library card.

Overdrive Libby Account

Note: You must have previously given us your email address as this is needed to bridge your online library account with Overdrive. Call us before attempting to set up.

For complete step-by step instructions, click here

  1. If you have not already done so, set up your online library patron account (see above.)

  2. Download and open the Libby by Overdrive app from your app store. ( Apple App Store / Google Play ) Or, use it in your web browser at

  3. Follow the prompts to sign into the Idaho Digital Consortium at Boundary County District Library with your username and password

  4. Add the Partner Libraries

    1. On the Libby App, tap the middle icon to access your libraries, and tap Add A Library

    2. Search for “IDEA by ICFL”

    3. Select any library listed: Meridian, Boise, Cooperative Information Network (CDA), Valnet, East Bonner County (Sandpoint), Idaho Falls, LYNX consortium, Kuna, LIBRI System, Blackfoot, IDEA by ICFL

    4. Select “I’m Visiting From Another Library”. Select Idaho Digital Consortium. Select Boundary County Library. Select Next and sign in if needed

    5. Tap the middle icon again go to your list of libraries. Repeat the previous step with each of the libraries listed under "IDEA by ICFL"

  5. You’re all set! Switch back and forth between libraries to search and browse each library’s collection. Explore the collection or search for a book. Borrowed items automatically download to most devices

And as always, if you're having trouble, give us a call or stop by!

Sandpoint (East Bonner Library) Card

Sandpoint Card

You must be an established Boundary County Library patron in good standing for three (3) months, then you may apply for a Sandpoint Card. The Sandpoint Library will have it's own account requirements. Please contact the information desk for more details at (208) 263-6930. Please return all Sandpoint materials to their corresponding library branch, not the Boundary County Library.

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