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. If you are a student with AACPS, learn about SAIL here.

Online Registration is unavailable at this time. Please visit one of our 16 library locations to get a library card.

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

Photo identification that establishes identity and proof of a Maryland address.

  • To establish identity, you must present any one of the following credentials. The credential must be current (unexpired) and have a permanently affixed photograph. 
    • U.S. or foreign state driver’s license
    • Government- or employer-issued identification card
    • Student identification card
    • Passport or consular identification card
  • To establish residential address, you must present any one of the following items (electronic versions are acceptable):
    • An identity credential showing a residential address
    • Current lease or rental agreement
    • Voter registration
    • Utility, telephone, credit card, or bank statement
    • Vehicle registration card or title
    • Pay stub issued within the past 30 days
    • First-class mail postmarked within the past 30 days

A Maryland issued driver's license or Maryland issued identification card with current address would satisfy identity and proof of Maryland address.

Expired Library Cards

Virtual library cards expire after sixty days, 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.