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Get a Library Card

Getting a Library Card is easy and free! Visit any Citrus County Library to fill out an application in person, or use our online form to apply for one today! Get access to our books, movies, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and online resources with your Library Card. Find out how to qualify and how to use your Library Card on this page.

Library Cards FAQ


Getting a Library Card

Any resident of Citrus County can apply for a Library Card. Visit any Citrus County Library Branch to fill out an application in person.

Or use our online Library Card application form to apply for one now.

Residents 16 years or older must provide a valid form of ID when filling out an application in person. Youth applicants (15 years and younger) can obtain a Library Card with parent or guardian signature when applying.

Library Cards are active for 3 years. Renew your Library Card before it expires online by filling out our renewal form. You can also call or visit your Library to renew your card.

If you are not a Florida resident or you live in a reciprocal county, you can still qualify for a Library Card.

Proof of residency is required to apply for a Library Card. These include:

  • A current Florida Driver License with your Citrus County Address
  • A current Florida ID Card
  • Citrus County tax receipt
  • Citrus County School ID
  • Proof of employment in Citrus County
  • Utility or telephone bill
  • Rental or Lease Agreement
  • Personal checkbook with printed local address
  • A valid library card from a reciprocal borrowing library

Yes, you can get a Citrus County Library card with proof of employment in the County. This includes an employment badge or pay stub.

Yes, if you live in Florida, you may qualify for a free Library card if you live in a County we share Reciprocal Borrowing privileges with. Reciprocal Libraries include those in the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) or Marion and Levy County Libraries. When filling out your application in person, you’ll need to show a valid form of ID with name and address, along with the Library Card to your home Library.

If you don’t live in a Reciprocal Borrowing County, or don’t have a Library Card for any of those counties, you can still apply for a Nonresident Card.

List of Counties with Reciprocal Borrowing Libraries:

  • Levy
  • Marion
  • DeSoto
  • Glades
  • Hardee
  • Hernando
  • Hillsborough
  • Highlands
  • Okeechobee
  • Manatee
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Sarasota
  • Sumter

Yes, if you don’t live in the state of Florida, you can apply for a Nonresident Library Card.

Apply in person at any Citrus County Library and show a valid form of ID with your name and address.

Nonresident Library Cards are $15 per person for one year of access to all of Citrus County Library’s materials both physical and digital. Nonresident cards can be renewed annually for $15.

Using your Library Card

You can use your Citrus County Library Card at any of the 5 Branches in Citrus County. Check out books and movies, use one of our computers, and get access to our catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.

Yes, if you lost your Library card, you can get a replacement Library Card in person at any of our branches for $1.00.

Library Cards are active for 3 years. You can renew your Library Card before it expires by filling out the renew your library card form or by visiting or calling any Citrus County Library to renew.

We will verify the information in your account and update information as needed. By renewing your library card you will not receive a new card, your existing card and account will just be extended.

Yes, if you forgot to bring your Library Card you can still check out items. Please show a valid form of ID and verify your information in order to check out materials.

No, we can not share your card’s barcode number with you or any other person. If you need access to Library computers or to your account online, please request a replacement of your Library card for $1.00.

Log into your Account and select “Personal Details” in order to change your address, and contact information.

Or call any Library Branch to update your information.

If you’ve forgotten your Password or PIN you can request a reset online.

Or visit any branch for assistance.

More Help

Have other questions? Check out our FAQ for answers to the most common questions. Contact us or your nearest branch for help.

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