Get a Library Card

Do you live, work, attend school or own property in Maryland? If so you’re eligible to apply for a free Anne Arundel County Public Library card. 

Apply Online

  • Fill out the online form and get a temporary library card number, which will allow you to access digital content for 60 days or until you get a permanent library card

Apply In Person


What kind of Identification is needed to get a library card?

Photo identification that establishes identity and proof of a Maryland address.

  • To establish identity, you must present any one of the following credentials. The credential must be current (unexpired) and have a permanently affixed photograph. 
    • U.S. or foreign state driver’s license
    • Government- or employer-issued identification card
    • Student identification card
    • Passport or consular identification card
  • To establish residential address, you must present any one of the following items (electronic versions are acceptable):
    • An identity credential showing a residential address
    • Current lease or rental agreement
    • Voter registration
    • Utility, telephone, credit card, or bank statement
    • Vehicle registration card or title
    • Pay stub issued within the past 30 days
    • First-class mail postmarked within the past 30 days

A Maryland issued driver's license or Maryland issued identification card with current address would satisfy identity and proof of Maryland address.