Getting A Library Card
Who May Get A Library Card?
A property owner or an individual, whose primary residence is in the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County or one of the member cities is entitled to a free library card. Reciprocal borrowers do not have access to databases and premium subscriptions. NOTE: The following cities are not members of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. [Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, South Pasadena] If you are a resident of one of these cities, you will be charged a $100 fee per year to obtain a library card. Some cities will refund all or part of this fee. Residents of Indian Rocks Beach are not members of PPLC but receive reciprocal borrowing privileges and do not pay the $100 fee. Additional cards can be issued to visitors of Pinellas County for a limited time period, card expirations may vary by library location.
What Are The Basic Rules?
- One Cooperative card is good at all Cooperative libraries.
- Be prepared to show your present card and one additional form of identification with your Pinellas County address on your first visit.
- Cards issued for children under 14 require a parent/guardian signature.
- Cards issued to residents are valid for three years.
- Cards issued to non-residents are valid for one year.
- City cards with restrictions are issued by member libraries.
- Abide by Library rules and pay for any loss of or damage to Library materials.
- Pay overdue fines accumulated on cards for which you are responsible.
How to Register:
- Visit any Cooperative member library to pick up an application.
- Online registration will give you a temporary registration number that will allow you to place holds and utilize our online databases for 28 days. To register online, click here.
To obtain your card to check out material:
- Visit any Cooperative member library with your temporary registration ID.
- Provide a valid Florida driver’s license/Florida identification card with a current address
- OR one of the following:
- Your current TRIM notice or tax bill
- A current utility bill (includes cable television)
- A deed to a property in the Cooperative area
- Vehicle registration or title (current year)
- Voter’s registration
- Other appropriate identification
Your library card is valid at all of the Cooperative libraries and may be registered for reciprocal borrowing with libraries in nearby counties. Contact that library for details.