How to Get a Library Card
Your library card grants you access to a host of materials and services, including printed books, audiobooks, DVDs, electronic resources, educational resources, and more.
Anyone 19 years of age and older can come in to any of our four library branches to get a card. Per Alabama law, persons under the age of 19 (birth-18 years) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents/legal guardians take full responsibility for all activities on their child’s card (including materials borrowed and resources used).
Library cards are free to all residents of Houston County. Free cards are also available to non-residents who work, attend school (pre-K through college), or own property in Houston County, as well as military dependents with valid ID. Non-residents that do not meet this criteria can purchase a library card for $25/year.
Important Information Regarding Library Cards
What You Need to Get a Library Card
Ready to get your card? We’re excited to welcome you to DHCLS!
You can print a library card application below, then stop by any branch to get your card. Please remember that for youth cards (birth-18 years), both the parent/guardian that signs the library card application AND the youth receiving the card must be present for the card to be issued.
Can’t print out the application? No problem! Stop by any branch to fill one out and get your card!