Everyone who lives in the state of California can get a free Alameda County Library Card.
Getting a Library Card is easy:
Accepted forms of identification include (but are not limited to):
On top of borrowing up to 100 items from any of our ten libraries, you can also do things like:
If you would rather fill out a paper form than our online one, please print and complete one of the below forms and bring it to any of our libraries' Circulation Desks:
Alameda County residents 13 or older can sign up for instant access to all of our online resources by applying for an eCard. Apply online to get started!
Please note: If you already have an Alameda County Library Card, then you already have all that an eCard has to offer and more! There is no need to apply twice.
With an eCard, you can:
Learn more about how to use your eCard and our eResources with our handy Quick Start guide.
Plus, you can convert your eCard to a Library Card at any time by bringing ID with your name and current address to any of our libraries.
Converting your eCard to a Library Card adds a host of additional features to your account, such as the ability to borrow up to 100 physical items or get free museum passes through Discover & Go.