Get a Library Card
To get a library card in person, adults must provide picture identification that has their name and current local address. If the identification does not have the current address, another form showing the current local address may be used. Acceptable forms include valid Arizona State IDs, checks, current bill or statement, voters registration cards, postmarked mail, hunting or fishing license or any other official document, in print or online, which includes the applicant’s name and current local address.
Library cards are free for residents of Maricopa County, or for nonresidents who work or go to school in the city of Chandler, with an additional ID that verifies the workplace or school. See below for additional information for nonresidents.
Young adults (ages 13-17) can show the same ID as adults. Alternatively, young adults may present a school ID with a current report card or log in to their school's online student account if these show their current address. If a young adult does not have acceptable identification, a parent or legal guardian should be present who can present their own picture ID and proof of current local address.
Children (ages 0-12) must have their application information provided by a parent or guardian who has appropriate identification. All children must be present to obtain a library card.
Chandler Public Library is pleased to offer eCards to our online users. Applicants who are Maricopa County Residents* will use our online registration form and receive an eCard number that allows access to online resources including research resources, ebooks from cloudLibrary** and more. eCard users may upgrade to a full-access card (allowing checkout of physical items from the library) by visiting a library location and presenting a photo ID and proof of current address.
* The online eCard application is unable to process non-Maricopa County resident applicants. Please call us at 480-782-2800 to inquire about getting an eCard if you are not a Maricopa County resident.
** Please note: cloudLibrary users who originally register with an eCard will have to merge accounts if they upgrade their eCard to a full-access card. To merge accounts, please call us at 480-782-2800.
Non-Chandler residents living within Maricopa County and all residents of the Gila River Indian Community who live in Pinal County may also obtain a library card, free of charge, following the same criteria as above.
Non-Maricopa County residents who work or go to school in Chandler may also obtain a library card free of charge by showing the appropriate identification as listed above, along with proof that they do work or go to school in Chandler. Acceptable proof includes school or business ID, school schedule, or pay stub.
Non-Maricopa County residents who do not work or go to school in Chandler may obtain a library card for the fee of $40.00 per year per card and the requested information as listed above.
The online eCard application is unable to process nonresident applicants. Please call us at 480-782-2800 to inquire about getting an eCard if you are not a Maricopa County resident. The nonresident fee is $40.00 per year.