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Library Card Registration Information
Residents and property owners of Memphis, Bartlett and unincorporated Shelby County are entitled to a free card.
The applications can be printed and completed prior to arriving at any library location.
- Library Card Application
- Mentor Library Card Application - Any adult mentor of a minor may sign to take responsibility for the minor's account.
These applications are in Adobe Acrobat format. The free Acrobat reader is available here.
Identification showing current address is required. Acceptable identification includes valid Tennessee Driver’s License or state ID showing current address or any two of the following, one showing current address:
- Voter registration card
- current utility bill
- printed check
- check stub
- lease, etc.
Library Photo ID Card Requirements - If applying for a Library Photo ID Card, please review these separate requirements.
If 17 or younger, parent or guardian must show acceptable identification and sign the application. To protect customer privacy, and in accordance with the Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-8-102, all information related to this account will be given ONLY to the person to whom the card is issued, or in the case of a minor, to the responsible party.
Outside of Service Area
Those who live outside the Memphis Public Library service area, including counties in TN, AR and MS, may pay an annual fee of $50 to obtain a Memphis Public Library & Information Center library card.
A visitor card requires a $10 refundable deposit per item checked out, and is valid for one three-month period per year.
Replacement cards are $1.00.
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Catalog and Account Help
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What's New @ Your Memphis Public Library & Information Center
How Do I...
- Search the Catalog and Find What I Need?
- Get A Library Card?
- Access the Wireless Network?
- Check Out an e- Audio Book?
- Get help with e- Audio Book technical problems?
- Contact the Library?
- Find Library Events?
- Reserve Books?
- Become a Friend of the Library?
- Renew Items I Have Checked Out?
- Get or Change a PIN?
- Find Activities for My Teen?
- Use the Automated Telephone System?
- Find Out about Fees, Loan Periods, or Fines?
- Apply to Work at the Library?
Bring your gently used books to the nearest Memphis Public Library & Information Center location. Proceeds from Friends of the Library book sales benefit the Memphis Public Library & Information Center.