Full Access Card

HOW TO OBTAIN A FULL-ACCESS CARD

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and living in Irving.
  • Bring ID with current address (if the ID is expired or shows an old address bring a document from the following 
    list of acceptable forms of identification).
  • Getting a library card is free for Irving residents! 

PREREGISTER FOR A FULL-ACCESS CARD

Get a jump on obtaining a new library card by preregistering online. A benefit to preregistering is placing up to two items on hold, which can be picked up along with the new card if materials are ready. After preregistering online, you have 30 days to complete your registration by submitting your identification. You may visit any Irving Library location with your ID with your current address (see the list of acceptable forms of identification if you do not have an ID with your current address) or email circulation@cityofirving.org with the following information:

We cannot guarantee the security of personal information emailed to the library.

NEW LIBRARY CARDS PRIVILEGES

  • For the first 90 days, up to 10 items can be checked out at one time.
  • After 90 days, new cardholders with no overdue items or charges on their account will be upgraded to full access privileges.
  • New cardholders are eligible to use interlibrary loan (ILL) after the 90 day upgrade.

FULL PRIVILEGES

A full access cardholder may have a checkout limit of 50 items with the following limits:

RENEWING FULL-ACCESS CARDS

Full Access cards for Irving residents are valid for two years. Full Access cards can be renewed if the customer has no overdue materials or fees posted to the account.

IN-PERSON CARD RENEWAL

Cards can be renewed in person during library hours. Refer to this list of acceptable forms of identification (PDF) for documentation you will need to renew the card. Any fees assessed to the card must be paid prior to renewal.

RENEWAL BY CHAT

Staff can renew customer cards over our online chat service. This process does require the uploading of personal documents to the chat. For more information, visit https://www.cityofirving.org/2946/Renew-My-Library-Card  or initiate a chat during chat hours.

ONLINE CARD RENEWAL By Email

Email a scanned copy or photo of each of the following acceptable forms of identification to circulation@cityofirving.org. Please write RENEW IPL CARD in the email subject line. Allow up to three days for the card renewal to be processed and approved. An email reply will be sent to confirm that the card is renewed. 

We cannot guarantee the security of personal information emailed to the library.

EMAIL A CLEAR PHOTO OR SCAN OF EACH OF THESE REQUIRED ITEMS:

  1. The back of your Irving Public Library Card showing bar code number and signature
  2. One item from Online List A - Photo ID (see list below)
  3. One item from Online List B - Address ID (see list below)

ONLINE LIST A - PHOTO ID (MUST SHOW CLEAR PICTURE AND NAME)

  • Valid State-Issued ID or Drivers License
  • Government-Issued ID
  • U.S. Residency Visa
  • Mexican Consular Card

ONLINE LIST B - ADDRESS ID (MUST SHOW NAME AND ADDRESS)

  • Utility bill from past 60 days
  • Current signed lease agreement
  • Current car or vehicle insurance
  • Current voter’s registration card
  • Recent bank or credit card statement