Cook Memorial Library


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How do I get a library card?

Cook Memorial Library cards are issued to residents of La Grande and residents of Union County not served by another public library. Residents of Elgin, North Powder, and Union must obtain a library card from their home library; a library card from any of those libraries may be used at Cook Memorial Library but with restrictions.

Complete the Request Library Card form to begin the registration process for a card. You can complete this form before coming to the Library or at any one of the Library's online catalog stations. Once you have completed the form, come to the Service Desk to complete the process. You will be asked to present a valid photo ID that has your current local address on it. If your ID does not have your local address, bring in a piece of mail, checkbook, car registration, rent receipt, utility bill or piece of cancelled mail showing both your name and current address. Cook Memorial Library belongs to the Sage Library Consortium, which means your library card is accepted at all Sage libraries; there may be restrictions on what services you can access and what materials you may borrow, however.

You can also register for an eCard that will provide you with access to our many online resources.

eCards are available to La Grande residents and residents of Union County who do not receive library services from another town within the county (Elgin, North Powder, and Union). If you already have a regular library card, you do not need an eCard.

Complete the Request Library Card form to register for an eCard. A valid email address or telephone number is required to receive your eCard number. 

Your Cook Memorial Library eCard provides access to:

  • eBooks (OverDrive/Libby & Freading)
  • eAudiobooks (OverDrive/Libby)
  • Streaming Movies (Kanopy & Kanopy Kids)
  • Streaming Music (Freegal)
  • Online Test Prep (Learning Express)
  • The Great Courses (Kanopy)
  • Genealogy Research (MyHeritage)

To convert your eCard to a regular library card, visit Cook Memorial Library in person with appropriate identification and proof of address as described above.