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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 24 and will remain closed on Thu, Dec 25 & Fri, Dec 26, for Christmas.
No materials are due on those days.
 

Get a Library Card

If you live in the Palm Beach County Library District you can get a free library card.

The Palm Beach County Library District is a special taxing district that provides library services to unincorporated areas of the County and the following municipalities: Atlantis, Belle Glade, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Glen Ridge, Greenacres, Haverhill, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Clarke Shores, Loxahatchee Groves, Mangonia Park, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, South Palm Beach, Tequesta, and Wellington.

Residents of cities in the Library Cooperative also receive free cards. The Library Cooperative of the Palm Beaches includes: The Palm Beach County Library System, Boynton Beach City Library, Delray Beach Public Library, Lake Park Public Library, Lake Worth Public Library, Lantana Public Library, North Palm Beach Library, Palm Springs Public Library, Riviera Beach Public Library, and West Palm Beach Public Library.

In short, if you live in unincorporated Palm Beach County or one of the cities listed above, you are eligible for a free card.

You can get a library card at any of our locations with photo identification and proof of current address. For address verification, bring one of the following:

  • Florida driver's license.
  • Florida voter’s registration card.
  • Rental receipt, lease, or deed.
  • Postmarked mail (must be accompanied by ID verifying name).
  • Vehicle registration.
  • Checks imprinted with name and address.
  • Vehicle insurance card.
  • Condo ID with address.
  • Palm Beach County tax bill with library tax included.

Children under 18 can get a card with a parent or guardian's identification and signature. All children, from birth through age 17, living in Palm Beach County can get free child library cards. The parent or guardian may choose to allow the child to check out all DVDs and streaming videos or restrict access to only DVDs and streaming videos from the Children's Collection.

Use your card at any branch in the Palm Beach County Library System. Cards are good for three years. When your card expires, we will re-verify your address and renew your card. There is a $1 charge to replace lost, damaged, or stolen cards.

Other people can use your library card, but you are responsible for any items checked out on that card. If you lose your card, report it immediately.

If you do not live in unincorporated Palm Beach County of one of the cities listed above, you can buy a one-year card for $30 or $15 for six-months.

Online Library Card Application

This application will allow you to preregister for a Palm Beach County Library Card. Visit any Palm Beach County Library location to pick up and sign your new library card. You will need to present a valid photo ID and proof of current residential address. Children and young adults under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to obtain a library card.

Printable Applications

Print and complete an application; bring it to any branch of the Palm Beach County Library System with proof of current address and receive a library card with full borrowing privileges.

Temporary Research Access Code (TRAC)

Get instant access to electronic resources by filling out this form. (NOTE: this code is for online database access only. You cannot borrow items at a branch with this code.) Users who would like to check out library materials or download eBooks or audiobooks will need to get a Palm Beach County Library card. See the TRAC FAQ