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Getting a Library Card

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 eCard Application

eCards allow users to access the library's e-resources (databases, ebooks, emagazines) along with  it's computers and internet connection. No physical material can be checked out using the eCard.

Library Card Requirements

Residents of California may obtain a library card upon presentation of a current picture ID and proof of address.
  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.
 Please report lost or stolen cards immediately to the Circulation Desk at (619) 470-5820.

Replacement Cards

A valid picture ID must be presented at the time of replacement.  

  • $2.00 replacement fee