ABOUT THE CARD
If you are unable to visit the library in person, you can register for a library card via email, fax, or postal mail and have a library card mailed to your home. Once you receive your card, you can allow someone else to pick up and return library materials on your behalf and/or use the library’s many digital services.
HOW TO OBTAIN A HOMEBOUND CARD
Email a scan or photo of your photo ID and a scan or photo of a document with your name and current address on it to email@example.com. Click here for a list of acceptable forms of identification and address documents. If possible, please complete the online preregistration form as well.
By fax or by postal mail:
Send a scan or copy of your photo ID and a scan or copy of a document with your name and current address on it to:
Circulation Services Supervisor
Irving Public Library
P.O. Box 152288
Irving, TX 75015-2288
Fax: (972) 721-2463
Click here for a list of acceptable forms of identification and address documents. Please include a page stating that you want to apply for a library card and listing your telephone number and/or email address.
If you do not have a photo ID or proof of address:
We understand that you may not have the common forms of ID and address documentation used by the library. We will be happy to work with you to accept alternative documents, including a letter on institution letterhead from an assisted living facility stating that you are a resident, if that applies to you. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-721-2628 and ask to speak to a member of the Circulation staff to discuss your options.
A card issued this way has all the same privileges as a Full Access library card. You can view them here: https://www.cityofirving.org/1844/Full-Access-Card.
Any person who is carrying your library card with them will be able to use your card the same way you would. You can give your card to a family member, caregiver, or friend to pick up your holds or check out library materials on your behalf.
Please be aware that you will be financially responsible for any materials checked out on your card, so choose who you share your card with carefully. If someone you do not trust gets access to your card or card number, please contact us at email@example.com or 972-721-2530 to request that we block your account until we can issue you a new library card number.
RENEWING A HOMEBOUND LIBRARY CARD
Library cards are valid for two years. After that, please complete the process for obtaining a card again. In your message to us, please let us know that you already have an account and wish to renew it.