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How do I apply for a library card?

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Library cards may be applied for in person at any Sarasota County Library location.

  • Library cards are free to all Sarasota County residents. (Residents under age 18 may apply for cards with parental approval.)
  • Residents of nearby counties may apply for reciprocal borrowing privileges. (See "I live in a nearby county. Can I get a library card?" for more information.)
  • Non-residents or visitors may purchase a card that will offer the same library privileges as Sarasota County residents. (See "I'm not a resident. Can I get a library card?" for more information.)

Library card applicants must establish identity and show proof of residence. Show one of the following to fulfill both requirements:

  • Florida Driver's License with a current Sarasota County address
  • Florida Identification Card with a current Sarasota County address

Otherwise, applicants are required to show a photo ID and one of the following documents as proof of residence:

  • Sarasota County Vehicle Registration
  • Sarasota County current rental agreement for a minimum of six months
  • Sarasota County current property tax receipt/bill
  • Deed to property in Sarasota County
  • Declaration of Domicile in Sarasota County
  • A current pay-stub showing current Sarasota County address
  • Sarasota County Government Employee Identification Badge
  • Sarasota County School, College or University Identification Card
  • Sarasota County School, College or University Report Card
  • Current utility bill for water, gas electricity, cable or satellite TV with current Sarasota County address
  • Consular identification card with current Sarasota County address
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