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Library Cards

Reimagining your library begins here.

Life is full of tough decisions. Getting your library card is not one of them.

You'll have access to all we have to offer with your new library card, from books and movies to meeting spaces, events, technology, resources, and so much more. The library is for everyone, and that includes you!

How to get your library card:

Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in communities in Pottawatomie, McClain, and Cleveland counties is eligible for a PLS library card. 

Individuals who are eligible for an OKC Metropolitan Library card are also eligible for a Pioneer Library card through our reciprocal agreement.

PLS offers two types of library cards: 

  • Full Service Library Card: Provides access to all the library's physical and digital materials. All you need to bring with you is proof of address (such as driver's license, utility statement, or other bill).

  • Digital Access Card: Provides instant access to our digital content like eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV, music, magazines, and more. Register by clicking below to instantly access downloadable, digital, and streaming options. To make your card full service, bring proof of address to any of our 12 locations.


Think you have a card already?

  • If you currently have a library account and do not know your PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone #), please use the Pin Reset Form to reset your PIN.

  • If you already have a card with the Pioneer Library System and are unable to access our services, please contact us.


Check-Out Information

Item Type Max. Check-out Loan Period Fines
Audio Books 100 items* 21 days None
Books 100 items* 21 days None
Book Sizzlers 8 items* 21 days None
DVDs/Videos 100 items* 7 days None
DVD Sizzlers 8 items 7 days None
DVDs & Blu-rays - Movie Box 8 items 7 days None
Magazines 100 items* 7 days None
High Demand/Special Collections 4 items 7 days None
Literacy Kits 2 kits 7 days None
Book Discussion Kits 2 kits 42 days None
Downloadables 12 items Select 7, 14 or 21 days None
MyCard 3 books 21 days None
*100 items total of all items per customer. +PLS is 100% fine free!

What is my PIN?


By default, PINs are set to the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library card application. For example, if your phone number is XXX.555.1234, your PIN will be 1234. If you try the last 4 digits of your phone number, and it does not work, please complete the PIN Reset Form.

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  • PLS App
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Why is my privilege expired?


The message usually means your library card has expired and it is time to renew your library card. This happens every 3 years to allow the library to update your information and make sure you are still in our service area. You may renew your card by visiting/calling any hometown library, or by contacting us.

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  • PLS App
  • Contact

Why is my account blocked?


Customers with fees over $15 are blocked from checking out materials, but may use computers and online resources. Library fees may be paid in person at the library or online. If paying online, you must make a payment of $5 or more.

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