How to Determine Austin Residency


How to Determine Austin Residency


Effective October 1, 2015, a fee will be charged for people living outside the Austin City Limits who wish to apply for or renew a Library Card. Use of the Library's resources while in any Library location including use of Online Databases, use of public computers and wifi and participation in Library programs will remain free and open to all.

Free Austin Public Library cards are available to people residing within the Austin City Limits. Use the City of Austin's Jurisdictions Web Map tool to find out if your residence address is within Austin City Limits.

If your address description shows Austin Full Purpose Jurisdiction, you qualify for a Resident Library Card free of charge. All other descriptions are considered non-resident addresses and will require a non-resident fee in order to get or renew a Library Card. More information about applying for a Library Card can be found here.

Here's how you can find out in which jurisdiction you reside:

Navigate to the City of Austin Jurisdictions Web Map:

Click I want to… and then click Find My Jurisdiction

Enter your address (house number and street name only), and click Next.

If the search displays results, look at the Address Description section to see the jurisdiction for the address entered.

If a No Address Found message displays after searching an address, the address is not within the Austin City Limits.


For more information, call Austin Public Library Customer Service at 512-974-7475 or visit any Austin Public Library location.