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Become a Member: Get a Library Card

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Top 5 Reasons to Become an SJPL Member

  1. It's FREE to be a member
  2. 25 convenient locations
  3. 24/7 access to Online Resources
  4. Free and discounted museum tickets with Discover & Go
  5. Reserve a computer or study room

Bonus: More ways to use your library

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Select from designs by local artists, sports team logos, and more.

How to Use Your Card

Information about checkouts, renewals, and accounts.

Library Cards by Mail

Adult San José residents with an eLibrary Card can upgrade to a physical card that will allow them to request and check out physical materials.

Get Help with Your Account

Contact information to chat, email, or call us.

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Middle School / High School Library Card

Teens can get a SJPL library card and borrow one item at a time without a parent or guardian signature.