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Who’s eligible for a library card?
Just about anyone, including people who live, work or attend school in Broward County; non-residents who go to school or work in Broward County; visitors with a permanent Broward County address (lease or rental agreement), and non-residents.

Is there a fee for a library card?
There is no fee for a library card if you live, work or attend school in Broward County.
There are fees for Non-Resident, Non-Resident Computer, and Visitor library cards. See Types of Cards.

What kind of identification is required for a library card?
Generally, you must have one of the following: a Driver’s License, Photo ID Card or Firearms License issued by the State of Florida. If you don't have one of these documents, you may still qualify for a Library Card. View Identification Requirements

I’m not a Broward County resident. Am I still eligible for a library card?
Non-residents who go to school or work in Broward County; visitors with a permanent Broward County address (lease or rental agreement), and non-residents are eligible for a library card. Fees may apply, and you must apply in person at one of our Library locations.

How do I apply for a library card?
If you're a Broward County resident, you can apply online, or at any Broward County Library location. If you're not a resident, or if you need to reregister for a library card, please visit one of our libraries. If qualified, your library card will be mailed out within 4 business days.

When can I start using my card?
You can use your new library card immediately for online services and databases. If you applied for a card online, the first time you check materials out of the library, you must go to the Circulation Services Desk to present valid identification, fill out a Broward County Library Card Application/Contract and sign a Responsibility Statement.