Get a Library Card

Why You Should Get 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

  • Check to see if you can get free library services.
  • Visitors and non-residents may purchase a one-day pass for $20 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 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.
  • A parent / guardian must bring the child and completed application to Main or Newhope to get a card.

Acceptable Forms of Identification to Get / Renew a Library Card

  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Santa Ana Student I.D.
  • Valid California I.D. Card
  • City of Santa Ana Employee Card
  • Bank or Credit Card with Picture I.D.
  • U.S. Passport
  • Valid Consul I.D.


Call the Circulation Desk at (714) 647-5250 if you have any questions.