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September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Celebrate with Marley Dias!September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

The Boca Raton Public Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to sign up for the most important card of all -- a library card -- at their local public library. This year, Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month to help promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get a card. Even if you already have your own library card, we encourage you to spread the word to your neighbors, friends and family members of all the benefits of a card.

With a library card, you can check out, download, or stream over 800,000 items from our Digital Library, such as movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks. Enjoy educational classes for all ages, book clubs, story times, and more. Check out unique items such as mobile hotspots, cake pans, chess sets, jigsaw puzzles, Citizen Science Kits, and STEM and Literacy Backpacks, along with our diverse collection of physical books, video games, DVDs, and music CDs. There's something for everyone!

Residents

City of Boca Raton residents who wish to APPLY for or RENEW a free Library Card (termed a library borrower's permit in the City Code of Ordinances) must provide photo identification (valid driver's license, a current state identification card or a current passport) and ONE of the following items showing their name and their City of Boca Raton address as proof of residency in physical or digital form:

  • Property Appraiser Website (for owner)
  • Mortgage Statement (current)
  • Copy of Deed to Property
  • Signed Copy of Lease
  • Recorded Declaration of Domicile
  • Letter from Director of Campus Housing
  • Cable Bill (within last 2 months)
  • Power Bill (within last 2 months)
  • Water Bill (within last 2 months)
  • Voter Registration
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Property Tax Bill or Receipt (current)

Children/dependents must be accompanied by their parent or guardian, who must show their photo ID and proof of residency on behalf of the child/dependent.

To register for a new library card, please visit the Account Services desk at either library locations.

Nonresidents

If you reside outside the City of Boca Raton, you may purchase an individual card for a non-refundable $152 annual fee, or a family card (immediate family only) for a non-refundable $253 annual fee.

Code Specifics

View the City of Boca Raton Ordinance (Article IV, Sec. 13-96) regarding Library Borrower's Permits.