Get a Library Card

Apply online or in person at your nearest library location for your free Resident Card. Gain access to the full collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, e-content and research databases! Added benefits include: use of public computers; meeting or study room space; free in-person and online programs for children, teens and adults; and G.E.D. Test Prep® and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes from the Center for Adult Learning. Must show proof of Duval County residence.

Two ways to carry your library card with you

Get the Library App and Carry Your Card Digitally!

With the Jax Public Library app you'll be able to search for books, check your account, register for events, pick up your books or DVDs curbside, and... show your library card!

Show your barcode at the checkout desk or scan it at the self-checkout machine. No extra card to carry!

It Takes Just Two Minutes!

Fill out the form below to start enjoying free e-books, magazines, audiobooks, streaming movies and more – instantly – on your favorite phone, e-reader, tablet or computer. When you're done, check your email for your library card number. You'll use it and the PIN you created (below) when you sign in to our digital library apps.

Available to Duval County Residents

Out-of-county residents must visit the library in-person to sign up for a card.

There are no overdue fines for materials borrowed and returned to Jacksonville Public Library. If you get a little off schedule, don't worry. We've got your back!

Borrowed materials still have due dates and lost or damaged items still incur replacement fees. This just gives you a little cushion when things don’t go as planned.

Still Have Questions?

Call us at (904) 255-2665.




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