Get a Card

Two Ways to Apply for a Library Card


In person:



  • Go to our Account Login page and click the "Get a card" button to complete the online form. 
  • Visit any Santa Clara County Library within 30 days and provide your date of birth along with a valid form of identification showing your picture, name, and proof of your current address to complete your registration and receive your card. (Acceptable forms of proof of address)

Picture of Santa Clara County Library Card


Why the $80 fee for non-district residents?