Get a Library Card


To apply for a library card, fill out the form below and click "Submit".

You will receive your card in the mail or get a confirmation when your library card is ready to be picked up. This may take up to 3 business days. In the meantime please read our Welcome to San Mateo County Library brochure.

On your first trip to the Library, please bring a picture I.D. with your current address. If you are under 18, you will need to come with a parent or guardian. If you are under 18 and in foster care, you can sign up for a library card without parental permission; ask your social worker, group home staff or foster parent to email us or call 650.851.0147, ext. 227 to verify your status as a foster youth.

If you are a California resident, but not a resident of San Mateo County, please contact one of our libraries for more information on obtaining a card.

If you are a resident of Burlingame, Daly City, Redwood City, Menlo Park, South San Francisco, San Bruno or San Mateo or a student at Canada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline College please use this form to apply for your library card.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

By clicking on the 'Submit' button, I agree to follow library rules, be responsible for materials that are checked out to this card and notify the library when any information I have given is changed. Library users, regardless of age, have access to all library materials.

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