A Business Card is a borrower's card issued to a corporation, partnership, government agency, association or non-profit which has assumed responsibility for materials borrowed in its name.
Registration | Using
Registration for a Business Card must occur at the library of the municipality in which the business is physically located.
The Business Card application requires two signatures: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). For smaller businesses these two positions may be held by the same person. If this is the case, the individual must sign the application twice.
To ensure that the registrant is eligible for a business card, the registrant must present the following information for proof of business:
A Wisconsin Employer Identification number (WEIN) [or 501(c)3 number for non-profits]
AND address verification such as:
- a current City of Milwaukee Property Tax receipt or lease indicating the business and Milwaukee street address;
- OR a utility bill postmarked within the last 30 days in an unopened envelope indicating the business and Milwaukee street address;
- OR a current insurance card listing the business and Milwaukee street address;
- OR a current state, county, or city business permit or license listing the business and Milwaukee street address.
- Letterhead stationery or personal business cards are not accepted as proof of business.
- The business address may not be a P.O. Box number.
The custodian of the card should be listed on the application along with the full names of the persons who are allowed to use the card. Photo ID must be shown when using the card in order to verify that the individual is one of those listed with authorization for its use.
Using Your Card
Walk-in use of a Business Card is restricted to the municipal library of the community in which the business is located, and the Milwaukee Public Central Library (any MPL location may be used by Milwaukee businesses.)
Milwaukee Business cards may be used to access remote databases for business-related purposes.
Individuals using business cards to access computers within MPL must observe the daily time limits per individual, not per card.
Business Card borrowing privileges are restricted to business-related materials. The card may not be used to provide materials for the personal use of employees.
Library staff must place holds for business card holders.