Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016     Views: 14810

Library cards are free! Just stop by the check-out desk at any Sonoma County Library location and show identification with your current address. There is no charge for a library card or for borrowing library materials.

Save time getting your card at the library! 
Fill out and print this library card application ahead of time, and bring it with you to the library.
(Also available in Spanish)

Parents must sign the library card applications for children 17 and under.

You must have your card in order to:

If your library card is lost or stolen, call the library immediately.

For more detail, please see the Library Policy on Library Cards and Accounts.

To get a temporary library card good for three months, you need an ID.  To get a regular library card, you need an ID and a proof of address.

The following are acceptable forms of ID: 

  •  Current Driver's License 
  •  California DMV ID 
  •  Passport 
  •  Student Body Card 
  •  Credit Card with photo 
  •  Check Cashing Card with photo 
  •  Birth Certificate 
  •  Work Permit 
  •  Medical Insurance Card 
  •  Military ID 
  •  Employee ID Card 
  •  Consular ID Card 
  •  Green Card (INS) 
  •  Identification issued by Law Enforcement Agency 

The following are acceptable for address verification: 

  •  Current Driver's License 
  •  California DMV ID 
  •  Printed Checks 
  •  Car Registration 
  •  Legal Papers 
  •  Current Mail (no older than 1 month)