Library Cards

Get a Library Card in Person

Getting a library card is easy—and it's free! Please visit any SPPL location to apply.

You will need a current photo ID or a photo ID and postmarked piece of mail with your current address.

For more information, see our Library Card FAQs.

Get a Library Card Online

Are you a Saint Paul resident who's never had a Saint Paul Public Library card? Do you only want to use the library's online services, like e-books or online resources? If so, you're eligible for an eCard. (If you already have a library card, you can use that card for online services.)

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To check out physical materials, request an interlibrary loan or reserve a computer, apply for a card in person or visit any Saint Paul Public Library location to convert your eCard to a card with full borrowing privileges.

Current, valid ID with name, photo, and Saint Paul address is required when you convert your eCard.