Answered By: SAPL FAQs
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2016     Views: 63626

The San Antonio Public Library Card is your free all access pass to millions of books, DVDs, music downloads and more.

The San Antonio Public Library Card is free for:

  • All Bexar County residents
  • All individuals that own a business or property in Bexar County
  • All City of San Antonio Employees

Getting your library card in person:

  • Stop by any San Antonio Public Library Location.
  • You need a photo ID and proof of current address – like your driver’s license.
  • If your photo ID does not include your current address, you can use something like a utility bill if it includes your current address.
  • Children under 18 may be issued cards if accompanied by a parent or guardian with a photo ID and proof of current address.
  • For those owning a business or property in Bexar County, a property tax record, an Assumed Name Certificate of Registration or a Sales Tax Permit may be used.
  • San Antonio City employees should present their city badge or a current paycheck stub.
  • For those unable to provide proof of current address, please contact your nearest San Antonio Public Library location for other available options.

Pre-register for your library card online:

  • To begin immediately using some of our services, fill out the online registration form.
  • Then stop by any San Antonio Public Library location within 30 days, present your photo ID and proof of current address and pick up your library card.

A San Antonio Public Library card allows you to do more than just borrow books and other materials. From your home computer you can use your card to access the Library’s online resources, find magazine articles, research your family tree and even download free digital media – like audiobooks and music.

Comments (6)

  1. Thanks for answering my question
    by mikayla 250 on Dec 07, 2013.
  2. Excellent answer - - succinct, and covered essentially all issues in one page. Well done!
    by david goodrich on Dec 12, 2013.
  3. I just need to renew my card; can I do that online??
    by Hattie M. Emery on Jul 22, 2014.
  4. When trying to access my account,it said my library card had expired. All my information remains the same so can I renew my card online?
    by julia jones on Oct 20, 2014.
  5. At this point it is required that you physically come into the library with a current photo ID to renew your library card.
    by Tricia Masterson on Oct 26, 2014.
  6. This site was very helpful..Thank You
    by Teresa R on May 01, 2015.