Get A Library Card

The smartest card in your wallet is a library card. Get it. Use it. Discover the amazing resources available for free from your Library.

  • There is no minimum age required to get your own library card.
    • Children birth to 35 months can get a special Baby’s First Library Card.
    • Children under 13 years of age need the signature of a parent or guardian with appropriate photo ID.
    • Teens 13 to 17 years of age can use their student ID and sign the application themselves.
    • Foster care youth: Foster parents and group home caregivers can apply for cards on behalf of the youth, and teens ages 14 to 17 in foster care can apply for themselves.
      • One of the following Fresno County Department of Social Services-Child Welfare Division documents is needed:
        • Resource Family Provider Placement Agreement
        • Group Home/STRTP Placement Agreement with the DSS Child Welfare Division.
        • For more information about these special library cards, please call 600-READ.

  • Your card can be used at any Library location in Fresno County, as well as the 10 member libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System.

  • When you sign up, you need to show a current photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • California Driver's License
    • California Identification Card
    • Immigration Photo
    • Current Passport
    • Student Identification Card
    • Parole Identification Card
    • Other types of current, government-issued identification with a photo
  • Ask library staff for a registration form, or print out a registration form online:

PIN - Personal Identification Number
When you get a card, you will be asked to choose a four-digit PIN which stands for Personal Identification Number. You need this PIN to request materials online or access your library account online and by phone.

Lost & Expired Cards

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