Youth Card


  • Children under the age of 18 may obtain a card upon application by a parent or legal guardian.
  • The parent or legal guardian must have a card in good standing with no overdue items or outstanding bills, or the parent or legal guardian must obtain a card.

The parent or legal guardian and child must visit a library together to obtain a youth card. 

The parent or legal guardian must show a government-issued photo ID to register the child for a Youth card.

Legal guardians are asked to show proof of guardianship.


Privileges granted by the Youth card are identical to those of a Full Access adult card

Parents and guardians wanting guidance on choosing which library materials are appropriate for their children may want to consult the Parents’ Guide to Library Collections for Youth. All notices will be delivered to the email address or telephone number listed by the parent or legal guardian on the youth card application. The parent or legal guardian is responsible for all items checked out on the child’s card. 

When the youth card is first issued, it will have a limit of up to 10 items out at one time and will expire in 90 days. At that time, if there are no overdue items and no bills on the account for the previous 90 days, the card will be upgraded to a full privilege card that allows checking out of as many as 50 items at one time.


For renewing a child’s card in person, the child or the library card must be present. The parent or guardian must show their photo ID with the correct address, or alternate address ID (see list of ID options here). Youth cards are not eligible for online renewals. 


A parent or legal guardian may also register a child for a Computer Use Only card by filling out the same application form. A fee will apply for non-residents. A child who attends a middle school or high school in Irving can also use their student ID to register for an Irving Student Card.