Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017     Views: 4959

A Library card is issued when the following ID is presented in-person:

  • Valid California ID with current residence address
  • Valid San Francisco City ID with current residence address
  • Valid Consular ID card with current residence address

OR, any item from EACH of the following two lists:

1. Name Verification - Current Photo ID:

  • Passport
  • Green Card
  • Military ID
  • School-issued Student ID
  • Employee ID Card
  • Out-of-state Driver's License
  • Credit Card with Photograph
  • Treasure Island ID

2. Address Verification (must include name and current CA residence address):

  • Mail postmarked within the last 30 days
  • An imprinted bank check or deposit slip
  • Current rent receipt (confirming 30 day occupancy)
  • Current utility bill dated within the last 30 days

Types of Library Cards

Adult CA resident age 18-64 who meets the ID requirements.
Teen CA resident age 13-17 who meets the ID requirements OR has a parent/guardian sign the application.
Juvenile CA resident age 0-12 with application signed by a parent/guardian.
Senior CA resident age 65 or older who meets the ID requirements and has verification of age.
Welcome CA resident who cannot meet the ID requirements but can verify name with an item from list #1 above, has full access to computers and online resources and may borrow one physical item at a time.
Digital Access Card CA resident who cannot meet the ID requirements and cannot verify name with an item from list #1 above, has full access to computers and online resources but may not borrow physical items (card is valid for 1 year and may be renewed).
Homebound Application for San Francisco resident with a permanent or long-term disability (PDF 37K) who meets the ID requirements.
Visitor Visitors from outside of CA with current photo ID, must provide temporary San Francisco address and pay a $10 fee (card is valid for 3 months and may be renewed with an additional fee).
Teacher Teacher who lives or works in San Francisco, must show valid photo ID and proof of current teacher status (card valid for one year and may be renewed by showing proof of current teacher status).

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