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Birth certificates and immunization records, within certain parameters, are available at four branches of the San Antonio Public Library.
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Holiday Hours

Please note that all library locations will be closed:

Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Thursday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
Friday, December 26 (Winter Holiday)
Wednesday, December 31 (New Year's Eve)
Thursday, January 1 (New Year's Day)

Vital record services will also not be available on:

Monday, December 29
Tuesday, Decemeber 30

     

    Vital Records available at four branch libraries

    Immunization records and birth certificates (birth certificates for birth dates in 2005 and later) are available at the following branches of the San Antonio Public Library.

    Great Northwest
    9050 Wellwood 78250
    210.207.9210
    Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Las Palmas
    515 Castroville Rd. 78237
    210.207.9200
    Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Mission
    3134 Roosevelt Ave. 78214
    210.207.2704
    Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Thousand Oaks
    4618 Thousand Oaks Dr. 78233
    210.207.9190
    Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

       

      Immunization Records

      Which immunization records are available?
      In general, records may be available for people immunized in the City of San Antonio and Bexar County IF records have been provided to the San Antonio Metro Health District by

      • City Clinics
      • Personal physicians who make their immunization records public

      Immunization records will not be available for immunizations provided outside of Bexar County or by personal physicians who do not make their immunization records public.

      What is the cost of an immunization record?
      The cost is $5, paid by cash, check, or money order to the City of San Antonio. Branch Libraries will also accept credit/debit card payments for birth certificates and immunization records. The fee for a returned check is $30.

      If the record I need isn't available at the library, where can I go?
      Contact your physician's office, or these other resources:
       
      If the person was immunized outside of San Antonio, but in the state of Texas:
      ImmTrac / 1.800.252.9152 / ImmTrac@dshs.state.tx.us
       
      If the person is part of a military family:
      San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC, formerly BAMC) – Medical Records / 210.221.3523 or 210.916.1157
       
      If the person was immunized outside of Texas:
      http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/contacts-registry-staff.html

      How do I request immunization records?
      At one of the participating branch libraries, check in at the Circulation Desk. Complete a immunization record application form. Bring the completed form back to the Circulation Desk and show your identification (all forms of identification must be original). When your record is ready, staff will call you by name (usually within 20 minutes). Return to the Circulation Desk to pay and pick up the immunization record.

      Who can obtain an immunization record?
      Persons who have shown proof of identity and are

      • The patient (must be over 18 years old or emancipated)
      • The minor patient’s parent or guardian
      • The minor patient’s grandparents, brother, sister, aunt, uncle (must be at least 18 years old)
      • Any person who can produce written authorization from the patient or minor patient’s parent/guardian.
        • Must include patient’s name, date of birth, current address, telephone number, and health-care provider’s name
        • Request for Immunization Record form at www.sanantonio.gov/health/immunizations

      What do I need to request an immunization record?

      • Name of person you are requesting record for
      • Person's birthdate
      • A photo ID of the person requesting the record
      • Proof of relationship

      What form of ID do I need?
      A current valid drivers license or other acceptable ID (see complete list)

       

      Birth Certificates

      Which birth certificates will be available?
      Only certificates for people with birth dates in 2005 or later and who were born in the city of San Antonio and Bexar County will be available. Birth certificates for people born on military bases will not be available.

      What is the cost of a birth certificate?
      The cost is $23, paid by cash, check, or money order to the City of San Antonio. The fee for a returned check is $30.

      If the certificate I need isn't available at the library, where can I go?
      Please visit Vital Records, Birth and Death Records Division, at 719 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio 78204, or call them at 210.207.8815.

      How do I request a birth certificate?

      At one of the participating branch libraries, check in at the Circulation Desk. Complete a birth certificate application form (you can download one here and fill it out in advance, or fill one out at the branch). Bring the completed form back to the Circulation Desk and show your identification (all forms of identification must be original). When your certificate is ready, staff will call you by name (usually within 20 minutes). Return to the Circulation Desk to pay and pick up the birth certificate.

      Who can obtain a birth certificate?
      State law allows the following individuals to obtain a birth certificate:

      • Individual named on the certificate
      • Related or immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian, or conservator). See list of acceptable documentation to prove relationship.
      • Legal representative: Attorney or representive acting under contract bearing a notarized affidavit

      What do I need to obtain a birth certificate?

      • Name of person you are requesting birth certificate for
      • Person's birthdate
      • A photo ID of the person requesting the certificate
      • Proof of relationship

      What form of ID do I need?
      A current valid drivers license or other acceptable photo ID (see complete list). 

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