New Library Cards for the New Year
Introducing the New San José Public Library Cards
The San José Public Library is excited to announce the launch of the new library card designs. Stop by any branch library on Saturday, January 7, 2017, to exchange your library card for one of the new designs or sign up to become a library member! Remember to show off your new card on social media using #408Creates and #RightToLibrary.
Exchanging your current card for a new one requires the issuance of a new library card number.
New Design Options
Curious about what inspired each design? Click on each design to learn more about the card and its designer:
About the New Cards
Branch libraries received a total of 544 designs entries for the Library Card Design Contest, and 72 of those designs were considered as finalists in the categories of Children, Teens, and Adults. Over ten thousand public votes helped determine the Public Choice Award for each category. The Judges' Choice Award determined another three winners, one from each category.