All library locations will be closed through May 3 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information.

Get a Library Card

Do you live, work, attend school or own property in Maryland? If so you’re eligible to apply for a free Anne Arundel County Public Library card. 

Apply Online


Apply In Person

What kind of Identification is needed to get a library card?

Present any one of the following photo identification credentials:

  • U.S. or foreign state driver’s license
  • Government-issued ID: Military, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Department of Corrections, or Certificate of Citizenship/Naturalization
  • Student Identification Card
  • Employee Identification Card

         Other forms of identification are accepted if you do not have a photo ID.

Expired Library Cards

Educator’s library cards expire annually; all other library cards will expire after two years of inactivity. If your card has expired, please visit any Anne Arundel County Public Library branch in person, with identification that has your current address.