Library cards can be obtained in person at any Mesa Public Library location. Anyone who lives in Maricopa County for at least 30 consecutive days a year or who works, owns property, or attends school within the County is eligible for a free Mesa Public Library card. If you do not meet the requirements for a free card, you may register for a card for an annual fee of $40.
You'll need to present a valid photo ID to get a library card. If your photo ID does not reflect your current address, you'll also need to bring a form of address verification. You may be issued a library card without proof of address, however, you'll be asked to bring one in on your next visit. Acceptable forms of address verification may include a recent, postmarked piece of mail, vehicle or voter registration, utility bill,or any legal document with the current address.
Library Cards for Minors
Anyone under the age of 18 may obtain a library card. Minors with a valid photo ID can obtain a library card as detailed above. Otherwise, a parent or legal guardian with a valid photo ID needs to be present with the minor at the time the library card is issued.
New! You can obtain an online Mesa Public Library card, which grants you access to online databases and e-resources for 90 days. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete this registration. Parents and legal caregivers may complete this request on behalf of their children.
Renewing Your Library Card
We update all library card records annually. You may renew your card online or in person.
Replacing a Lost Library Card
Report lost or stolen cards immediately in person or by calling the library at 480-644-3100. Replacement cards may be obtained at any Mesa Public Library branch at a cost of $2.00. You will be asked to provide a valid photo ID at the time a replacement card is issued.