Get a Library Card

With a library card, you can check out, download, or stream over 800,000 items from our Digital Library, such as movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks. Enjoy educational classes for all ages, book clubs, story times, and more. Check out unique items such as mobile hotspots, cake pans, chess sets, jigsaw puzzles, Citizen Science Kits, and STEM and Literacy Backpacks, along with our diverse collection of physical books, video games, DVDs, and music CDs. There's something for everyone!

To register for a new library card, please visit the Account Services desk at either library location. Make sure to bring your photo ID and proof of residency. If you are unable to visit us in person to register for a new library card, please send us an email request at [email protected]. You may also call us directly for more information at (561) 393-7852, option #2 - Account Services Questions.


City of Boca Raton residents who wish to APPLY for or RENEW a free Library Card (termed a library borrower's permit in the City Code of Ordinances) must provide photo identification (valid driver's license, a current state identification card or a current passport) and ONE of the following items showing their name and their City of Boca Raton address as proof of residency in physical or digital form:

  • Property Appraiser Website (for owner)
  • Mortgage Statement (current)
  • Copy of Deed to Property
  • Signed Copy of Lease
  • Recorded Declaration of Domicile
  • Letter from Director of Campus Housing
  • Cable Bill (within last 2 months)
  • Power Bill (within last 2 months)
  • Water Bill (within last 2 months)
  • Voter Registration
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Property Tax Bill or Receipt (current)

Children/dependents must be accompanied by their parent or guardian, who must show their photo ID and proof of residency on behalf of the child/dependent.


If you reside outside the City of Boca Raton, you may purchase an individual card for a non-refundable $200 annual fee, or a family card (immediate family only) for a non-refundable $300 annual fee.

If a library card was created in error based on an incorrect or unapproved residential address, the card will be converted to a nonresident card and be set to expire in 60 days in order to allow time to correct the error.

Code Specifics

View the City of Boca Raton Ordinance (Article IV, Sec. 13-96) regarding Library Borrower's Permits.

Do you need to register to vote, or update your voter information? Apply online at, or download and print a paper application - we can mail it for you from the Library. Paper applications are also available at the library.