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.