Library Card

Can you get a library card at the William Paton Public Library?

If you are a resident of Paton or rural Greene County, you can get a library card! We just ask that you fill out a form from the library and are able to show a picture ID with a current address.

Children under 14 are issued a library card after a parent or guardian presents ID and signs as the responsible adult for library card.  If a student aged 16 to 17 does not have their own identification, a parent or guardian must provide the id and sign the form.


You don't have to live in Paton to have a library card!

Persons living in the other municipal areas of the county or Iowa residents outside of Greene County are eligible for an Open Access library card through the Open Access program sponsored by the State Library of Iowa.


So now you have a library card what can you check out with it?

We have a virety of books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines and games for all ages to check out. Our books are due two weeks after you check them out and one week for our DVDs. If you would like to renew your materials we ask that you call, email or stop into the library to let us extend your date.