San Francisco Public Library
Q. How do I get a library card?
Fill out an Application
(or fill out and print the paper application) and then present a
valid photo ID
in-person at any
to receive a library card. The Library does not issue library cards online;
you must visit in-person
People ages 13-18 can show valid ID or have a parent / guardian sign.
A parent / guardian must sign for anyone under age 13.
Your library card and PIN are used to access your online account at
If you have forgotten your PIN/password or need to reset it, use our PIN/password reset tool at
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