Answered By: Sonoma County Librarian Tompkins
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018     Views: 853

When you are physically uable to come into the library to get a library card you have two options.
First option: Get a Sonoma County Library eCard.

Sonoma County Library invites customers to self-register online for a library eCard anywhere they have Internet Access. These eCards expire after 120 days and can be used to immediately place items on hold, stream movies and music, download eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as access digital content that Sonoma County Library has to offer.  Get an eCard Now!

If eCard borrowers wish to checkout physical library resources, they need to convert their eCard to a General Library Card Account. eCard borrowers simply take their eCard number, photo ID, acceptable proof of address, and for minors, a parent signature (consent) to any branch to convert their eCard account into a General Account.

Second option: When you already have a Sonoma County Library card.

it is possible to have a friend, caretaker or family member do this for you. Have them bring the following into one of our branch libraries:

1. A letter of intent stating that you are allowing the holder (please give full name) of the letter to get a library card for you or renew.
- the letter must include your full name
-telephone number
-plus your signature

2. A xerox copy of your current photo ID that must include your current address.

3. If you plan to have this assigned person check out items for you please indicate this as well.

4. Your library card and letter must accompany the assigned person each time they conduct library business/services on your behalf.
5. This person may also be asked to present their I.D. to verify they are indeed allowed to conduct library business on your behalf.

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