Library Card Scholarships

Dakota County residents who live outside the city limits of South Sioux City are unfortunately not eligible for a free library card. The annual cost for a card is a is currently $75.00 per household. However, there are exceptions, the library offers two separate scholarships for free library cards.

LOW INCOME SCHOLARSHIP

SOUTH SIOUX STUDENTS K-12 SCHOLARSHIP

Residents who are unable to afford the cost of a library card are eligible for the low income scholarship. Families can apply if they receive Medicaid, WIC, ADC, Free or reduced lunch, or SNAP/food stamps. A member of the household will need to fill out an application, and bring a pay stub, tax return, or other proof of low income eligibility. One scholarship per household will get cards for all family members.

South Sioux students who live outside of the city limits of South Sioux City are eligible for a free library card funded by the Nebraska Library Commission’s Youth Excellence grant.

Students must apply with a parent or guardian and provide a school ID and proof of residence. Applications will be approved by either the Library Director, the Assistant Director, or the Circulation Director. One scholarship per student. Scholarships are available while funds last.

How to apply

Applying for a free card is easy. Simply visit us and ask for an application for a scholarship. We will ask you a few questions to verify that you live outside of the city limits, and will need a copy of your qualifying information, or a student ID card. With your new library card you can access all of our databases with your card number. You can place holds online, do research, develop job skills, access ebooks, audiobook, and more! If you are unsure how to get to all of these wonderful databases, please call us! We are always happy to help you get where you need to go.

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Library Card Scholarships

Low Income

Residents who live outside of the South Sioux City city limits and are unable to afford the cost of a library card are eligible to apply for the low-income scholarship. 

Low-income families can apply for a scholarship if they receive Medicaid, WIC, ADC, free or reduced lunch, or SNAP/Food Stamps.

A member of the household will need to fill out an application and bring a pay stub, tax return, or other proof of low-income eligibility. 

If you have any questions, please email or call the library for assistance. 

*Applications will be subject to approval. 

*One scholarship per household.

*Scholarships are available while funds last.

*All library cards issued will follow the current Library Circulation Policy.

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