Library cards are issued free of charge to residents of Maricopa County. You can apply for a card at the checkout desks at the Main Library, the Foothills Branch, and the Velma Teague Branch.
Valid photo identification and proof of address are required for all new Library Cards. Children 12 and under must have a parent or legal guardian present for application. Students 13-17 can apply without a parent or guardian present. Parents/guardians will be notified by mail that the card has been issued to the student.
The card will be assigned a 4-digit PIN to use for placing holds, renewing materials, and accessing the Internet. This is usually the last 4 digits of the cardholder's telephone number, but may be changed upon request.
A library card is available to borrowers living outside of Maricopa County for a nonrefundable fee of:
- $60 for 1 year
- $30 for 6 months
- $15 for 3 months
Lost or Stolen Card
You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card whether you are in possession of the card or not. In order to prevent someone else from using your card it is important to immediately report it as lost or stolen. To report lost/stolen cards please call (623) 930-3530, option 4.
If your lost/stolen card is returned to the library, it will be held at the Circulation desk for 30 days. In order to obtain a replacement card or reactivate a lost card your photo ID is required. There is a $2.00 fee to replace a lost card.