Getting a Library Card

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A library card gives borrowing and usage privileges at the library and provides remote access to the library’s online resources.  Library cards are required for checking out materials, using our computer center and have access to our study rooms.  Residents of California may obtain a library card upon presentation of a current picture ID and proof of address.  Circ_Front

Library Card Requirements

 
 Current Picture Identification

 Address Verification
(must include applicants name)

  • Valid California Driver's License
  • California ID Card
  • Resident Alien Card
  • Military ID
  • Mail postmarked within last 30 days
  • Rent Receipt
  • Utility Bill
  • Check Book
  • Car Registration
 
  • Parents or guardians must be present to sign application and show their ID and proof of address for teens and children under 18 years of age.
  • The National City Public Library is not connected with any other libraries in the San Diego County Area. You may only use your card at the National City Public Library.

Types of Library Cards

 

Full Privilege Card
(Maximum 25 items)
One of the following:

Temporary Card
(Maximum 5 item)
One of the following:

Computer Access Card
Computer Center &
Study Room Access Only

  • A current picture ID
  • Valid CA Driver's License
  • California ID Card
  • Resident Alien Card
  • Military ID
  • A current picture ID
  • Consular ID
  • Out of State License
  • Border Crosser Visa

  •  A current picture ID




 and  and  
 one of the following to show proof of address:  one of the following to show proof of address:  No Proof of Address required
  • Rent Receipt
  • Utility Bill
  • Check Book
  • Car Registration
  • Rent Receipt
  • Utility Bill
  • Check Book
  • Car Registration
 
 P.O. Box not accepted as Proof of Address  P.O. Box not accepted as Proof of Address  
 
 Please report lost or stolen cards immediately to the Circulation Desk at (619) 470-5820.