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Student Library Card

Students who either live in or are enrolled in any school in Travis County – including public, private, daycare, charter, and homeschool – are eligible for a free Student Library Card Account.

With a Student Library Account, students are able to:

Note: Parents/Guardians are responsible for their student’s use of library resources.

School Partnerships

Through a partnership, Austin Public Library automatically creates (or renews) Student Accounts for students enrolled in:

  • Austin ISD (Note: Parents must opt-in during the registration process)
  • Del Valle ISD
  • Manor ISD
  • Austin Achieve

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have a Student Library Account? What’s my Library Account number?

Austin ISD Students: your library account number is AISD + a seven digit number (not Student ID)

Del Valle ISD Students: your library account number is DVISD + a seven digit number (not Student ID)

Manor ISD Students: your library account number is MISD + your student ID number

Austin Achieve Students: your library account number is AAPS + your student ID number

If you are uncertain whether you have an account or need assistance with your account number, email or call Austin Public Library’s Customer Service at 512-974-7475.

Q: My student is not enrolled in a partnering school district. How can they get a Student Card Account?

A: If your student lives in Travis County or attends a school located in Travis County, they are eligible for a free Student Account. To obtain an account both the student and parent/guardian need to visit any Austin Public Library branch. The parent/guardian should bring a photo ID for themselves and proof of address.

Q: What if I already have a Child or Teen Card with APL?

A: You may continue to use your APL Child/Teen Card in addition to your Student Library Account. The borrowing limits are the same.

Q: How many items can a student checkout with a Student Library Account?

A: Students can check out a maximum of 50 items at one time. Find information about loan periods and due dates here.

Q: What fees are associated with the Student Library Account?

A: Receiving a Student Library Account is 100% free. Austin Public Library is also fine free. There are no fines if you renew or return something late. If an item is lost or damaged, then the parent/guardian will be held financially responsible for the lost or damaged fee.

Q: I don’t have a physical card. Can I still checkout materials from the library?

A: Yes! Visit the circulation desk at any branch with your school ID or type in your Student Library Account number at one of our self-checkout kiosks.

Q: What is my password to access online resources?

A: If you need help with your password, contact APL Customer Service at 512-974-7475 or visit the password reset page.