Last Updated: Dec 27, 2017 Views: 92112
All Are Welcome
Residents of California may receive a free library card. A San Francisco Public Library card opens the door to a world of information and entertainment. In addition to borrowing books, LPs, and museum passes, your card allows you to download digital media, use electronic databases, take online classes, use library computers, and more.
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Fill out an Application
Apply online (or fill out and print the paper application) and then present a valid photo ID in-person at any SFPL location to receive a library card. The Library does not issue library cards online; you must visit in-person.
- People ages 13-17 can show ID or have a parent / guardian sign.
- A parent / guardian must sign for anyone under age 13.
- Homebound San Francisco residents may apply by mail with an application form (PDF).
- Educators living or working in SF may apply for a Teacher Card.
- If you don't have a valid ID, you can get a library card; SFPL offers Welcome, Digital Access, and Visitor cards.
Your library card and PIN are used to access your online account at https://sflib1.sfpl.org/patroninfo. You may wish to register for a BiblioCommons account as well, and use it to track your checkouts.
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