Sustainable Library Card

The San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) has an active membership of more than 400,000 library card holders and issues approximately 60,000 new and replacement library cards per year to our community of library users. To reduce the environmental impact of production and waste associated with plastic library cards, SFPL is offering a new ecocard, which is made of sustainably harvested corn and is completely compostable.* Ask about the ecocard today!

Image representing New Library Card To avoid adding more plastic materials into the waste stream, the free ecocard will only be offered to new library card applicants. It can be purchased as a replacement library card for a small fee.

Find out more information about obtaining an SFPL library card.

*Note: while the card is compostable we urge you to use it frequently — not dispose it in your compost bin.

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