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MY Link Library Card - Apply Now

After applying for a card, you must pick up your card at any of our locations to access or borrow any physical materials or you can simply benefit from our virtual library. No physical library card is needed to enjoy our electronic resources. 
**Complete this form if you need to retrieve your MY Link Card Number**

Texas Residents 

Library cards are free for Texas residents. 


You must provide one of the following forms of valid photo I.D. that is not expired: 

  • Government agency issued identification card 
  • Passports from any country 
  • Any state driver's license 
  • Any state or city identification card 
  • METRO identification card 
  • School identification card 

If the photo I.D. does not include your address, include a separate document to validate this information.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to apply. Parents must sign applications for children under 18; if the child is not present, the parent or guardian must provide one of the following: 

  • Current identification/document in the child's name issued by a government agency, school, or social services provider 
  • Child's birth certificate 
  • Child's immunization record 

For details about acceptable alternative forms of identification, you may email us or call (832) 393-2222. 

By Mail or Email 

Complete the Library Card Registration form then either mail or email it as a PDF along with a quality copy of an acceptable form of identification. 

                    Houston Public Library
                    System Circulation Department (Library Card)
                    500 McKinney
                    Houston, TX 77002

Complete the Texshare card application then either mail or email it as a PDF.

                    Houston Public Library
                    System Circulation Department (Library Card)
                    500 McKinney
                    Houston, TX 77002

Non-resident Cards 

Non-residents may obtain a library card for $40 annually or $20 for 6 months. Fees can be paid using personal check or money order made out to City of Houston. You can apply in person, by mail or online.  

Update, Renew, or Lost MY Link Cards 

Library cards must be renewed every 3 years. Please keep your contact information current and/or renew your library card here. 

There is no charge for replacements, but please report lost cards immediately. Cardholders are responsible for all checked out materials on their card.  

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