Beginning in May 2019, Cochise County residents may use their existing library cards at any public library location countywide.
The twelve libraries in Cochise County have freely shared books and library materials for decades, and have offered a shared online library catalog since 1997. The libraries welcome all county residents who wish to use their services, but until now library users have been required to apply for a separate account at each library they visited.
One County, One Card is a joint project of the Cochise County Library District, its rural branches, and the seven municipal libraries in Cochise County. The libraries have laid the groundwork for this project over the last two years by adopting a modern online library catalog, removing outdated and inactive records from the library database, accepting credit card payments, and establishing a process for accepting library cards issued at other libraries.
Completing the One Card project means added convenience for library users, and added efficiency for library staff and volunteers.