How do I get a library card?

To begin, fill out the online registration form.

This will give you access to limited online resources which our content providers have extended to temporary card holders during the emergency.Learn more about the expanded access for new card holders.

Once registered, you can receive a permanent library card through in-person verification of California residence at our Sidewalk Services. Be prepared to provide ID and proof of your current California address when you arrive. There is no cost to get a library card.

At this time, Palo Alto residents have the option of providing these documents virtually by calling the eLibrary line: (650) 838-2977.