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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!


Call the Circulation Unit at the Central Library at 210-207-2600. We'd be happy to talk with you.

Hours of Operation
Monday & Tuesday          12 - 8 pm
Wednesday - Saturday    10 am - 6 pm
Sunday                             Closed

The Enhanced Library Card includes your photograph, address, and date of birth. Cardholders have access to the many benefits and resources available to Library users.


The Enhanced Library Card is available by at these seven library locations:
Bazan Branch Library210-207-9160
Carver Branch Library: 210-207-9180
Central Library: 210-207-2600
In order to apply for any library card, including the Enhanced Library Card, library staff will need to verify your identify. The easiest way to verify your identity is to bring a photo ID to your appointment. If you do not have a photo ID, our library staff can help you identify other documents that we can accept to verify your identity.
Enhanced Library Cards are available to individuals ages 18 years and older or individuals who are legally emancipated minors.
We’ll mail your Enhanced Library Cards the next business day after your appointment, and it should arrive in the mail within seven business days. When you apply for an Enhanced Library Card, our library staff will provide you with a receipt that includes your name and picture and can be used as a temporary Library card.
If you would like more information about the Enhanced Library Card, please visit our FAQ