All California residents can get a library card. If you live outside of Contra Costa County, please apply in person for a full-access card at any Community Library.
If you're a Contra Costa County resident apply online now (en Español) for an e-card. The e-card will allow you to request materials and use the Library's research databases. View the online services available with the e-Card.
Then visit any Community Library to exchange the e-Card for a full-access library card and use all the library's services including:
The applicant, parent, or legal guardian must provide picture identification and address verification as listed below:
Current California Driver's License or California ID card (Temporary driver's license is not acceptable)
OR, any combination of two from this list, including the following:
If no verification for a permanent address can be shown, an Address Verification Postcard can be sent to the applicant's residence.
Those under 13 years of age must sign the library application (first name only is acceptable), and must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian. Before signing the parent or legal guardian should read the letter on the reverse side of the application form.
Applicant must be present to be issued a full-access library card.
Library cards expire every 3 years; e-cards are valid for 1 year.