Get a Library Card

How do I obtain a Library card?

Online Library Card Application

You will need to come to the Library to complete the application process and pick up your card.

Please read the following before applying:
Library cards are issued free to residents of Farmers Branch and Carrollton (a reciprocal city), or a TexShare cardholder.* Other Texas residents are eligible for a library card upon payment of an annual fee of $200.00.

*TEXSHARE Cards are available through a patron’s home library, which grants borrowing privileges in participating Texas libraries.

Farmers Branch Public Library respects its patrons’ privacy by keeping gathered information confidential. The Library abides by Texas Government Code 552.124.


1. Current Photo Identification and Proof of Current Physical Address (such as a utility bill or other piece of USPS delivered mail) are required.

2. Acceptable forms of identification include:
  • Driver’s license
  • Federal, state or local government ID card
  • Passport
  • School ID card
  • U.S. Military card
  • Permanent Resident Card / Alien Registration Receipt Card / Consulate ID
3. Internet Guest Cards are available to adults with a photo ID and to children with parent or guardian with a photo ID upon payment of an annual fee of $25.00. Internet Guest Cards are valid for 1 year.

4. Patrons must present a current ID to obtain a library card and accounts must be in good standing (i.e. not delinquent) before a card is renewed.

Library Cards expire on the following schedule:
  • Farmers Branch Residents: 3 Years
  • TexShare Cardholders: 6 Months
  • All Other Cards: 1 Year

5. Cards for Children:There is no minimum age for obtaining a library card.
  • Parent or legal guardian must present his/her photo identification and proof of current address for cards issued to children under the age of 17.
  • Parents or legal guardians are responsible for items checked out by their minor children.
  • If parent or legal guardian has a library card, the card must be in good standing.