Get a Library Card


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.

To register for a new library card, please visit the Account Services desk at either library locations.


If you reside outside the City of Boca Raton, you may purchase an individual card for a non-refundable $152 annual fee, or a family card (immediate family only) for a non-refundable $253 annual fee.

Code Specifics

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