Get a Library Card

Benefits of having a Santa Ana Public Library Card

  • Check out books, DVDs, CDs, and videos.
  • Ask reference librarians for information and use research materials shelved behind the Information Desks.
  • Use computers with Internet and Microsoft Office applications for adults and youths.
  • Access online magazine and newspaper databases from home, office, or school.

Apply for a Card in Person

  • See if you qualify for free library services.
  • Visitors and non-residents may purchase a one-day pass for $15 or an annual library card for $45.
  • If you are in high school or older, and meet the requirements for a card:
    • Fill out a Library card application in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) at Main or Newhope. Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader software that allows you to view and print PDF files.
    • Bring acceptable forms of identification with you.

Apply for an Internet Use ONLY Library Card

  • Fill out a Internet Use ONLY library card application in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) at Main or Newhope. Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader software that allows you to view and print PDF files.
  • For children (Pre-K – 8th Grade) a parent or guardian and the child must be present.
  • Sign a Computer Use Agreement and follow the Library’s Codes of Conduct.

Apply for an eResource Card

Please visit Online Borrower Registration and complete the registration form. You will only have access to our online materials.

Apply for a Children's Library Card (PreK - 8th Grade)

  • Fill out a Library card application in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) at Main or Newhope. Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader software that allows you to view and print PDF files.
  • For children (Pre-K – 8th Grade) a parent or guardian and the child must be present.

Identification Requirements to Obtain or Renew a Library Card

A photo I.D. with current residential address must be provided at time of registration. Forms of acceptable photo I.D. are:

  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Valid California I.D. Card
  • Consulate Identification
  • U.S. Passport
  • Bank or Credit Card w/ Picture
  • Employee Card
  • Current Santa Ana Student I.D.

If current address is not on photo I.D. provided, proof of current residency will be required.  Acceptable forms of current residential address include:

  • Any envelope mailed to the applicant during the last six (6) months
  • Current rent receipts, escrow papers, property tax bill, printed checks, credit card statement, bank statement, or automobile registration

PLEASE NOTE:

Business address, P.O. Box, or mailing center address is not acceptable proof of residency.

Patron must be present to obtain or renew a library card.

Parent or legal guardian’s signature is required on registration form for applicants in or under 8th grade level in school.  Parent or legal guardian must sign in the presence of a library staff member.