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Types of Library Cards and Requirements

Adult California resident between 18 and 64 who meets the I.D. requirements
Teen California resident between 13 and 17 who meets the I.D. requirements OR has a parent/guardian sign the application
Juvenile California resident from birth to 12 with application signed by a parent/guardian
Senior California resident 65 or older who meets the I.D. requirements and has verification of age
Welcome California resident who cannot meet the ID requirements; has full access to computers and online resources but may only have one physical item checked out at a time.
Homebound Application for San Francisco resident with a permanent or long-term disability (PDF 37K) who meets the I.D. requirements
Visitor Visitors from outside of California with current picture I.D.; must provide temporary San Francisco address; must pay a $10 non-refundable deposit (card is valid for 3 months and may be renewed with an additional deposit)
Teacher Any person employed as a teacher, educator, administrator, librarian, childcare provider, or afterschool program provider at a school, childcare facility, or afterschool program in the City and County of San Francisco. Apply in person at your library; show valid Picture Identification; and proof of current teacher status. Card valid for one year from date of application.