Get a Library Card

Residents of California can get a free library card.


Step 1.Requirements

  • Be a resident of California.

Step 2.Documents needed

  • A photo ID.
  • Proof of your current California address.

Step 3.Fill out the form for a temporary library card

Pre-register for a temporary library card

You will be given a temporary library account with a temporary library card number. This gives you access to limited online resources.

Step 4.To receive a permanent library card

You must provide in-person verification of being a California resident at the library. Be prepared to provide a photo ID and proof of your current California address when you arrive.