Get a Library Card
If you applied for and received one of our temporary online eCards, at this time they have all expired. Please visit your closest branch library to apply for a permanent library card. If you are unable to travel to the library, please call us and we will walk you through our remote application options. Branch contact information can be found on our branch information page.
Cards may be obtained on the same day as registration by providing a government-issued photo ID and one of the following forms of identification verifying name and current address in Florida:
- Valid Florida Driver’s License or ID
- Florida Voter Registration card
- Utility Bill
- Florida Property Tax Receipt
Download and print out a library card application and bring it to any branch library with a photo ID and proof of address to get your library card.
Library cards may be used at all St. Johns County Public Library branch locations. Cardholders are responsible for all materials checked out on their card.
Non-Resident Cards can be obtained by paying a non-refundable annual fee of $50, a biannual fee of $25, a quarterly fee of $10, or a 30-day fee of $5.00.
The following counties currently offer reciprocal borrowing arrangements: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hendry, Lafayette, Lee, Levy, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, and the Wilderness Coast Bookmobile. Users from these counties may obtain a free non-resident SJCPLS library card. Please note: free non-resident cards do not provide access to Overdrive and Hoopla eContent.
Youth Library Cards
A person 17 years old or younger must have the signature of their parent or legal guardian to obtain a library card. Both the parent/legal guardian and the youth must be present at the time of application in order for the youth to receive a library card.
The signing adult is responsible for all materials selected and borrowed by the child.