Getting a Library Card


Library Card Application Information

To apply for a Denton Public Library Card, complete an application and present it in person at the circulation desk of any Denton Public Library with a current photo I.D. and proof of your current residence address. Residents of the City of Denton are eligible for a free library card.

Acceptable Photo ID

  • Driver's license, temporary Texas driver's license or learner's permit (with additional photo ID)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety ID
  • Passport
  • Resident Alien Registration Card
  • Military, school, or employee photo ID or non-U.S. passport and Social Security Card (if available)
  • International Driver's Permit
  • Mexican Consular

Acceptable Proof of Current Address in Your Name

  • Driver's license, temporary Texas Driver's license or learner's permit
  • Texas Department of Public Safety ID
  • Personalized check, savings passbook, bank or credit union statement
  • Utility deposit receipt or utility bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Voter's registration or notarized temporary voter's registration permit
  • Vehicle registration or liability insurance
  • Official rent receipt; rental agreement, contract, or lease
  • Mail postmarked within the last 30 days (if none of the above is available)

You are never too young to receive a card, but the child must be present at the time the card is issued. Children are youth 17 years of age and younger.

If you live outside of Denton city limits, you have options for library access:

  • Full Access cards: $50 annually or $25 for 6 months
     Allows non-residents access to unlimited checkouts, electronic databases from the library and home, downloads of electronic media and e-books, and extra key fobs for the entire household.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the NonResident fee for library cards.

Denton Public Library cardholders, who are in good standing, are eligible to apply for a TexShare pass to borrow materials at other participating library systems.

For more information, call (940) 349-8752 or email

Circulation Policy 

Ciruclation Policy (Spanish)

Library Card Application

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