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Library Card Eligibility

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If you live in the Palm Beach County Library District you can get a free library card.

The Palm Beach County Library District is a special taxing district that provides library services to unincorporated areas of the County and the following municipalities: Atlantis, Belle Glade, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Glen Ridge, Greenacres, Haverhill, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Clarke Shores, Loxahatchee Groves, Mangonia Park, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, South Palm Beach, Tequesta, Wellington, and Westlake.

Residents of cities in the Library Cooperative also receive free cards. The Library Cooperative of the Palm Beaches includes: The Palm Beach County Library System, Boynton Beach City Library, Delray Beach Public Library, Lake Park Public Library, Lake Worth Public Library, Lantana Public Library, North Palm Beach Library, Palm Springs Public Library, Riviera Beach Public Library, and West Palm Beach Public Library.

In short, if you live in unincorporated Palm Beach County or one of the cities listed above, you are eligible for a free card.

All children, from birth through 12th grade, living in Palm Beach County, are eligible for free juvenile library cards. A parent, legal guardian, or other adult with financial and materials selection responsibility for the child must complete the application form and sign the library card. At the age of eighteen, patrons residing in the Palm Beach County Library District and Library Cooperative may complete an application for a free adult library card.

If you wish to obtain a Palm Beach County library card, but do not meet the above criteria, you may purchase a library card. As of June 1, 2015 the fee for a six-month Nonresident Card is $55.00 and the fee for a one-year Nonresident Card is $95.00.

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