Apply for Your Library Card Now

  1. Fill out the online form
  2. Bring your (a) photo ID and (b) proof of residence address* to your nearest Library except the Austin History Center and Recycled Reads

*Library Cards are FREE for Austin residents. Non-Resident Library Cards are available for $120 annually or $35 quarterly. Non-Residents can apply for a free limited access Library Card by presenting their current/valid TexShare card from a participating library system.

Please select whether you wish to apply for an Adult or Youth Library Card.

Adult Library Cards (Resident and Nonresident) for ages 18 and older.

Youth Cards (Resident and Nonresident) for ages under 18 years of age in the presence of an adult parent/guardian cosigner. The adult co-signer must present their valid/acceptable photo ID and proof of current residence in their name. If the youth is not present when applying for a new card, the parent/guardian is required to present the Social Security Card for the youth applicant.

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