Non-Resident Fee Reinstated Effective October 1, 2015

This was originally published several months ago, so it may be out of date.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Contact: Kanya Lyons, 512-974-7379

Non-Resident Fee Reinstated Effective October 1, 2015


Effective October 1, 2015, a fee will be charged for people who wish to hold a Library Card but live outside the City Limits.

Free Austin Public Library cards are available to people residing within the Austin City Limits. Not sure if you’re a resident? Use the City of Austin's Jurisdictions Web Map tool to find out if your address lies within Austin’s City Limits. More information about how to use this tool is available on the Austin Residency page. More information about what is required to get a Library Card is available here.

If your address description shows Austin Full Purpose, you qualify for a 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. Non-Resident Library Cards are available for $120 annually or $35 quarterly. Payment must be made upon receipt of the Non-Resident Library Card.

Use of the Library's resources while in any Library location including use of many Online Databases, public computers and wifi and participation in Library programs will remain free and open to all.


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