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Nonresident Library Cards

Effective – January 3, 2017

If you do not live in or own property in Fort Worth, do not qualify for a TexShare card or are not a resident of a MetrOPAC city, you may purchase a Non-resident Card for $50 per year.

A Non-resident Card allows individuals to check out items owned by the Fort Worth Library, access online databases, download items such as music and e-Books, and use Library computers. Not valid for MetrOPAC items. Cards are valid for one year from date of purchase. Standard checkout limits apply.

Proper identification is required to receive a Non-resident Card. See the Circulation Policy for complete rules concerning Non-resident Cards.

Non-resident Student Card

A non-resident individual currently attending pre-K through 12th grade at any formally recognized educational institution may use Fort Worth Library services and materials, including remote access to FWL-licensed databases, e-books and other electronic services at no cost. NSCs expire one year after the date issued. Enrollment is subject to verification. Acceptable forms of verification include the following:

  • Current Student ID
  • Report card or progress report dated within the last six months
  • Current school-enrollment paperwork
  • Current school-issued class schedule
  • Letter from a teacher, principal or school librarian on school letterhead

Non-resident City of Fort Worth Employee Card

City of Fort Worth employees who are not residents of Fort Worth are eligible for a free library card.

  • A non-resident City of Fort Worth employee must complete an application and show proof of current address and employee identification.
  • Non-resident City of Fort Worth employees have the same borrowing privileges as Fort Worth residents, including offsite access to licensed, online databases and downloadable books, music or movies.
  • Non-resident employees’ family members are not eligible for library cards.
  • Cards must be renewed annually. Employee identification and proof of current address are required to renew cards.

Note: Punch Cards will no longer be available for purchase after January 1, 2017. Existing punch cards will be valid through June 2, 2017.

Last updated: Dec. 19, 2016

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