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Get a Library Card

Scottsdale Library card Need to get a library card?
A Scottsdale Public Library card is free for all Maricopa County residents.
(If you live outside of Maricopa County you can still get a Scottsdale Public Library card for a $43.00 annual fee.)

Your library card allows you to check out up to 30 library materials (including books, movies, music and eBooks) and gives you access to online subscription databases. You are able to have up to 12 items on ‘hold’ on your account, and there is a limit of 6 renewals per item. You can go to any of our five library locations to get your card.


Scottsdale Library Visitor Card Get a Visitor Card
Visiting from own of town? Get a Visitor Card! A Scottsdale Public Library Visitor Card provides limited access* for anyone living outside of Maricopa County that wants to use our library services temporarily.

Your Visitor Card is valid for three months and allows you to check out up to 10 physical library materials at a time (including books, movies, and music). You can have up to 10 items on 'hold' at a time on your account, and there is a limit of 6 renewals per item.
eBooks, eAudiobooks, remote access to databases, and online resources are not available with a Visitor card.


Sign up at the library:

  1. Stop by any Scottsdale Library. You will need to bring a photo ID and proof of current physical address. If your photo ID does not include your current physical address, a second form of ID with your physical address is required (P.O. Boxes not accepted).

    • Acceptable forms of Photo ID:
      • Drivers license
      • Federal, state or local government ID card
      • Passport
      • School ID card
      • U.S. Military card
      • Permanent resident card
      • Alien registration receipt card
    • Acceptable proof of physical address (not limited to):
      • Utility bill (physical or digital copy)
      • Lease or mortgage statement (physical or digital copy)
      • Car insurance (physical or digital copy)

  2. Parent or legal guardian must present photo ID and proof of current physical address for cards issued to children under the age of 12.


See you soon...

We are excited for you to get your Library card. Call us at 480-312-READ (7323). If you have any questions.


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