Get an Arlington, Texas, Library Card

Adult Library Card

Do you live in Arlington, Pantego, Mansfield, or Kennedale?


Apply in person or online. Please note that all applications, even those started online, require a trip to the library before they are finalized. (We need to verify your address in person with one of these forms of identification.) Temporary card numbers, created through the online application process, will not work for online services such as eBooks.


but I attend or am faculty at Arlington ISD, Mansfield ISD, Jean Massieu Academy, Manara STEM Academy, International Leadership of Texas, Uplift Summit International Prep, or UTA, or work for the City of Arlington. Good news, we can provide library services at no charge to you! For city employees who live outside of Arlington, Pantego or Mansfield, present your ID badge at any location to get a library card. Details for Arlington ISD students and UTA students


but I would like to volunteer at your library. Great! If you serve eight hours a month at one of our seven locations or through our Arlington Reads or Reading Corps programs, you are able to get a library card. Ask your local volunteer coordinator for details.


but I would still like a library card. Then come to the library to apply! You have a variety of options available:
  • Individual Limited Services ($25/year)
    Borrow up to 4 physical items at a time (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) and have access to eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, databases, learning services, etc. No public computer usage.
  • Individual Full-Services ($50/year)
    Same privileges as a resident, with full borrowing including digital and public computer services.
  • Family Full-Services ($75/year)
    Includes up to 4 linked cards, each with full services. All users must reside in the same household.
  • Public Computer User Only ($25/year)
    May use our public computers for the same amount of sessions per day as residents (currently 4 sessions). No borrowing privileges for physical or digital items.
  • Public Computer Guest Pass ($1/session)
    Public computer use per session for non-card holders.

When registering for a library card

  • You will be required to present a government-issued ID that has a photo such as:
    • a state ID,
    • driver's license, or
    • consulate ID
  • The proof must have the registrant's name and current address.
    If the identification does not display your current address, you will need to provide proof of your current address such as:
    • a lease agreement,
    • property tax statement,
    • current utility bill,
    • car insurance, or
    • something that has been processed and delivered by the US Postal Service.