- fill out an online application, then head to your nearest Library, except the Austin History Center and Recycled Reads
- bring your photo ID
- bring proof of residence address
What is the cost?
Library Cards and eCards are free for Austin residents.
What about Non-residents?
Non-resident Library Cards are available for $120 annually or $35 quarterly. Nonresidents can apply for a free limited access Library Card by presenting their current/valid TexShare card from a participating library system.
The Austin Public Library eCard gives homebound adults or just plain busy Austin residents (18 years and older) access to the Virtual Library. If you have an Austin Public Library Card, you already have access to the Virtual Library.