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Enhanced Library Card

Want to apply for an Enhanced Library Card (a library card with your name, photo, and personal information)? This guide will walk you through the process!

Enhanced Library Cards are available at four library locations:

Bazan, Carver, Johnston, Westfall

To apply for an Enhanced Library Card, you will need to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, you can stop in to or call the four locations offering Enhanced Library Card:

Bazan Branch Library: 210-207-9160
Carver Branch Library: 210-207-9180
Johnston Branch Library: 210-207-9240
Westfall Branch Library: 210-207-9220


In order to apply for any library card, including the Enhanced Library Card, you will need to be able to prove your identity with a photo ID and bring that with you to the appointment. If you do not have a photo ID, speak to library staff when make an appointment about other documents that we can accept to prove your identity.


Enhanced Library Cards are only available to individuals ages 18 years and older or individuals who are legally emancipated minors.


Your Enhanced Library Card will be mailed to you the next business day after you apply for the card. You can expect to receive your card in the mail seven business days after you apply for your Enhanced Library Card. You will receive a receipt of the Enhanced Library Card when you apply for it that will be printed on standard printer paper in black and white and will have your name and picture on it. If you need your permanent Enhanced Library Card sooner,  let library staff know this when you call to make an appointment so that they can explain your options for receiving your permanent card sooner.


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