Apply for a Library Card

Who can get a library card?
Anyone can get a library card, though there are a few minor stipulations:
  • Potential patrons that live outside the city limits of Roanoke must pay $10 per year per card.
  • Potential patrons under the age of 17 must have a parent or guardian with a card before they can get one themselves.

If you live outside the city limits, you may get a card for free under the following circumstances:

  • You own a business within the city limits of Roanoke
  • You teach at one of the schools within the city limits of Roanoke.
  • You are an employee of the City of Roanoke

If you have a library card from any of the libraries on this map you can use that card at our location.  These libraries are members of the North Texas Library Consortium along with us.

What can I do with my library card?
Many things!  We offer a wide range of resources that you can get access to once you have an account with us.  They are as follows:
  • You are allowed to check out materials from our library, roughly 36,000 items are available for checkout.
  • You are allowed to check out materials from NTLC as well, giving you access to over 500,000 items.
  • You get access to our special online services which can be found here.
  • You can use this account to log in to our public access computers and keep track of your printing balance as long as the card is in good standing.
  • After 6 weeks in good standing you may request a TexShare Card, which will allow you access to other participating libraries.  You can look into that more here.
  • If NTLC doesn't have what you are looking for, you also have access to our Interlibrary Loan service, with access to materials from most every library in the state of Texas and beyond.  Keep in mind it can take anywhere from a week to 2 months for an item to come in through this service depending on the lending library.
I've been told that even though my address appears as Roanoke, that I live in a different city.  How can I be sure?
Unfortunately, the zip code and city layout in this area can be rather confusing.  There is an easy way to check online to see what city you reside in.

If you live in Denton County you can look up your address through this online service.  You will want to type in your street number, street name (make sure to follow their suggestions,) and select the city from the drop down menu.  After locating your address and bringing up it's record you will want to look under the taxing jurisdictions to see if "Roanoke City Of" appears under the list of jurisdictions.  If it is there then you live within the city limits of Roanoke and are entitled to a library card.  If it is not, then you are subject to the rules and stipulations listed above.

At this time (June, 2015) if you live in Tarrant County, you live outside the city limits of Roanoke.  However, in the case that this may change, you can check your address through this online service.  After pulling up your property record, you can then see the Taxing Jurisdictions.  If "City of Roanoke" appears within these, then you are eligible for a free library card.  If it is not, then you are subject to the rules and stipulations listed above.
So how do I apply for a library card?
At this time, all you need to do is stop by the library and fill out an application.  You'll need your driver's license number for the application as well.  It only takes a few minutes setup an account, and you can browse the collection while you wait.  We have a lot of different types of materials to choose from, so be sure to check them all out!