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Key Chain Library Card Get a Library Card

To get a library card you can apply online or visit any Jefferson County Public Library location.

Anyone who resides or pays property taxes in Jefferson County, Alabama can get a card. Library cards expire after one year. Library cards can only be renewed in person at any Jefferson County Public Library location. We ask you to renew in person to make sure that we have all of your current contact information.

If you live elsewhere in the State of Alabama, you can apply and pay for a nonresident card. There is an $50.00 annual fee.

What do I need to get a card?

Adults must present up to two current forms of identification, one to prove identity and one to prove place of residency.

Examples include:

  • driver's license or Government-issued ID
  • utility bill
  • bank book
  • apartment lease
  • letter on letterhead from a shelter

We also ask for your e-mail address, which is used to provide you with library information ONLY, including notice of items on hold or due, and information about library services and activities.

Library Card Information

Renewing Materials

Expired Cards

History of Checked Out Items

Library Elf

Confidentiality of Your Record

Late Charges for Overdue Material