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Carrollton Public Library Card Eligibility

To get a Library card you must:

  • be a Texas resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have a government-issued photo ID
  • provide proof of your CURRENT address if NOT on your license or ID

Accepted Proof of Address

  • Valid (non-expired) Texas Driver License or ID with CURRENT address
  • Valid (non-expired) Driver License or photo ID issued by a governmental agency with non-current address plus one of the following with your name and current address:
    • lease
    • recent utility bill (water, electric, gas, cable, etc.)
    • car/motorcycle insurance card
    • printed check from your bank
    • recent paycheck stub

How to Get a Card

  1. Apply online
    apply online for a library card
  2. Bring your government-issued photo ID with alternate proof of address if necessary to the service desk at either Library location

Library Cards for Children

Parents can apply for a library card for a child under 18. Parents are responsible for all materials checked out and late fines on the child's card.

  • The child must be present during the application process.
  • The parent must be present with proof of residency at the current home address.
  • The parent must sign both the application and the back of the card at the time it is issued.
  • The parent must be present in the library to change the level of internet access allowed with the child's card on library computers.
  • The parent must be present to renew the library card when it expires.

Library Cards for Grandchildren

Only parents or legal guardians can sign up a minor child for a Library card. Are you this child’s legal guardian? If not, grandparents or other caregivers are encouraged to sign up for a card for themselves and then check out items for use by the children in their care.

Cost of Library Card

  • First card issued is FREE
  • $1.00 to replace a lost card

Check Out Limits for New Cards

  • 5 items for first 6 months

Lost Library Cards

Report lost library cards IMMEDIATELY to prevent others from using YOUR card to check out without your permission. Call the Library at 972-466-4800 or submit a library account feedback online.

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