Get a Card
A Phoenix Public Library card is available FREE to Maricopa County residents. Visit any Phoenix Public Library location to complete a library card application.
You must have a valid photo ID, such as an original driver's license with your current address.
If your photo ID does not include your current address, you must present another document to verify your address, such as a utility bill or mail addressed to you postmarked within the last 30 days, an imprinted check or deposit slip, or a voter registration card.
Non-Maricopa County residents may purchase a card for $40. Non-Arizona residents are not eligible for cards.
A parent or legal guardian must present valid photo ID and address verification in order for children (under the age of 12) to receive a card. A card will only be issued if the child is present.
Customers, age 12-17, who do not have identification or responsible party present, may have a temporary card with limited loan privileges issued for the day; a permanent card will be mailed to their home address.
How to Report a Lost Card
You can report a lost card or key tag by phone (602-262-4636) or in person by visiting any of our 17 locations. Until a card or key tag is reported lost, the cardholder is responsible for all materials checked out to the card or key tag, including any items that have been claimed to have been returned. A valid photo ID is required before a replacement card can be issued.
Customers may replace a library card free of charge.
If you live within Phoenix city limits, you must renew your card every three years. If you are not a Phoenix resident, you must renew your card annually.
You may submit a request online to renew your library card.