Scholar Library Card

Scholar Card - A student's key to academic success!

Scholar Card

Your key to academic success!

We’ve teamed up with the San Francisco Unified School District to provide every student with a public library card: the Scholar Card. Visit the Library to activate your account and select a special commemorative Library card designed by award-winning local artist Christian Robinson, courtesy, Leo, Chronicle Books.

The Library is committed to supporting student learning and academic achievement by providing tools to help students become lifelong learners. The Scholar Card simplifies the Library card application process and connects students to millions of free resources.

Teens displaying their Scholar Cards

Activate Your Scholar Card

Visit or call any SFPL location or email us at We’re offering students who already have a card a clean slate, and will waive previously lost items upon activation.  Learn more about library card privileges.

A parent or guardian who does not want their child to have access to library resources can complete a form to optout of the Scholar Card.

Library Resources for Students