Who can get a library card?

All California residents can get a library card with the Lincoln Public Library. All applicants need to:

How to get a library card

 Adults (18+)

  • Register for a library card here or complete the paper application in the library. If you register online, you'll receive a temporary barcode that will let you access our digital resources for 30 days.
  • Bring your photo ID and proof of address to the front desk at the library.
  • Receive your library card.

 Teens (13-17)

  • Register for a library card here or complete the paper application in the library. If you register online, you'll receive a temporary barcode that will let you access our digital resources for 30 days.
  • Bring your parent or legal guardian with you to the library.
  • We'll check the adult's photo ID and proof of address.
  • Receive your library card.

 Children (under 13)

  • Complete a paper application in the library.
  • Make sure both the child getting the card and a parent or legal guardian is at the library.
  • We'll check the adult's photo ID and proof of address.
  • Receive your library card.

Acceptable documents

We'll need to see an ID and proof of your address to issue you a library card. The following are examples of the types of documents we'll need when you come in.

Acceptable forms of ID

  • State-issued driver's license or identification card
  • Passport
  • School or military identification
  • Resident alien card
  • Matricula consular card

Acceptable proof of address

  • Acceptable identification card with current address
  • Utility bill with name and current address
  • Other bill with name and current address

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