The Nov 12 Press Release from AC HCSA announced a pause to the reopening of additional activities and mentioned that Alameda County may move back to a more restrictive tier. As of today, we are determining what this means for our Library reopening plan. Read more
Get a Library Card by Mail!
For a limited time, anyone who lives in the state of California can get a free Alameda County Library Card by mail.
Getting a Library Card is easy:
Please note: Non-Alameda County residents’ eCard accounts will be deleted after 30 days.
What can I do with a Library Card?
On top of borrowing up to 100 items from any of our ten libraries, you can also do things like:
Library Card Application Forms
If you would rather fill out a paper form than our online one, please print and complete one of the below forms, then mail it to any of our locations:
Not interested in borrowing physical items? Get an eCard!
Are you an Alameda County resident that is only interested in using our online resources? Our eCard is a more limited, digital-only account that will still allow you to use most of our eLibrary (see here for exceptions).
Apply online and get instant access.
Please note: If you do not live within Alameda County, follow the instructions above to apply for a Library Card. Non-Alameda County residents’ eCard accounts will be deleted after 30 days.
Want to upgrade your Welcome Card to a Library Card?
For a limited time, we’re offering Welcome Card upgrades by mail.
Upgrading your Welcome Card is easy: