Library Cards

Library Card Information


Who May Apply For a Library Card?
The Dallas Public Library invites all ages to get a library card. Whether you reside within the city limits or outside the city limits, you are eligible to receive a library card.

How do you get a library card?
Library Card Applications are available at the library. You will also need to bring picture ID such as your driver's license, and proof of your address. If your picture ID has your current address, that is all you need. If it does not, please bring a current utility bill, voter registration, rental/lease agreement, or printed checks with your address.

Types of Library Cards Available


Free Resident Card


  • Patrons who reside within the Dallas city limits
  • Adult cards check out up to 50 items
  • Child and Young Adult cards check out up to 25 items

Free Non-Resident Card


  • Patrons who reside outside the city limits of Dallas
  • Adult cards check out 10 item at a time
  • Child C.A.R.E cards check out up to 25 children and young adult items

Free Property Tax ID Card


  • Patrons who own property within the Dallas city limits
  • Same privileges as residents,
  • Must bring in property tax statement yearly

Non-Resident Fee Card


  • Patrons who reside outside the city limits, with resident privileges
  • $60 for 1 year, per household, payable in $20 increments
  • Adult cards check out up to 50 items
  • Child and Young Adult check out up to 25 items