OC Public Libraries offers Library Cards, eCards and Computer Cards.
When you sign your library card you assume responsibility for anything that is checked out on the card. If you change your address, email address, or phone number, notify the library to update your card. If your library card is lost or stolen, it is very important to notify the library as soon as possible since you are responsible for any items checked out on your card.
Your library card may be used at any branch of OC Public Libraries.
Click HERE to learn more about library card borrowing privileges, polices, renewals and more.
The full-service library card allows you to borrow materials from all branches of OC Public Libraries. In addition, a full-service library card provides access to online resources, free and discounted Orange County museum and attraction passes, internet access, and more.
To apply for a library card, you must be a California resident and provide a government issued photo ID such as your valid Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, Consulate ID card or an active Military ID.
Patrons younger than 18 years old can register for a library card using the online library card application. The parent/legal guardian of a minor child accepts responsibility for all materials borrowed on this card and for any lost or damaged materials. A parent or guardian needs to agree for responsibility for the card's use by providing their photo ID when picking up the card. Supervision of a minor child’s access to all books and media is the parent/legal guardian’s responsibility. The library does not restrict access to any materials.
To apply for a library card, fill out the online library card application form.
New online registrations expire in 30 days and must be renewed in person. The card profile will be updated once valid photo ID has been presented.
|Library Card Profiles
||Limitations on Access
||60 day checkout period, no renewals
|Books by Mail
||Only Books & Audiobooks
An eCard provides access to online databases and downloadable eMedia. Patrons who already have a regular library card do not need an eCard. Residents of Orange County can get an eCard by registering online.
You may upgrade your eCard for full privileges by visiting one of our libraries. Click HERE for requirements.
Click HERE to learn more about what digital resources you can access with eCards.
Patrons who are ineligible for library cards (for example, people traveling from out of state or those without a valid photo ID), can apply at one of our branches for an internet only computer card that allows them access to the library’s public internet terminals.
Most library card privileges expire every three years. In order to renew your account, please contact one of our branches for assistance.
Computer cards are valid for one year.
New online registrations expire in 30 days and must be renewed in person.
Forgot your library card Password/PIN?
You can contact your local OC Public Libraries branch by telephone (please have your library card and address ready for verification) or you visit My Account, located at the top of the screen. On the next screen click on Forgot my Password and enter your library card. A link will be sent to the email address on record to change it.