SHELTER-IN-PLACE UPDATE 3/22/20: Due to Dallas County’s shelter-in-place order, Irving libraries will suspend all IPL Express curbside and drive-up window services in addition to being closed to visitors. At this time, Irving residents and Irving ISD students should take advantage of online options to obtain a card. Nonresidents who would like to sign up for an account may purchase an e-card to access online services which can be converted to a card to check out physical materials when the library reopens.
UPDATE 3/18/20: In response to the COVID-19 situation, beginning March 18, 2020, temporary policy changes have been enacted that increase loan limits and create more convenient membership options for new and regular cardholders. These changes are reflected below:
How to Obtain a Student Card
Irving ISD students may temporarily register online for a student card that gives online access to ebooks, streaming movies and other online resources:
- First, complete the preregistration form online
- Then email the assigned PACREG# to the library to complete the library card registration along with a scanned copy or photo of the Irving ISD badge to Circulation@CityofIrving.org. Please write REGISTER IPL STUDENT CARD in the email subject line.
Please allow 24 to 48 hours for the card registration to be processed and approved. An email reply will be sent to confirm that the card is registered with the Student Card number. The card will be valid until Aug. 30, 2020. We cannot guarantee the security of personal information emailed to the library.
All other eligible students must use the following procedure:
- Show a current year student photo ID from a middle or high school, college, university or trade school located in Irving (see list below).
- Or show any kind of photo ID for either you (such as a Park and Rec ID) or a parent with their ID, PLUS an official document from your school with your name, such as a report card, school schedule or enrollment form.
- No parent is required to obtain a Student ID
About Student Cards
- Allows check out from library’s Digital Downloads collections:
- Streaming and downloaded music
- Digital audiobooks
- Streaming movies and television shows
- Access to homework help, including databases
- As of March 18, 2020, public computer use at the library is not accessible, but once the library resumes normal operations, all Student Cards may have up to three sessions on public internet computers located inside IPL library buildings.
- The student card does not allow checkouts of physical items, including books, DVDs, and CDs.
Student Card Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What grade does my child need to be in in order to be eligible to get an Irving Student card?
A: Students must be in grades 6th through 12th grade or attend a post high school college, trade school, or university that is located in Irving, TX.
Q: My school doesn’t issue photo IDs. Can I still get a student card?
A: Yes, but if you don’t have a photo ID from your school, you’ll need to bring two documents. First document is any kind of photo ID with either you (Park and Rec ID) or have a parent come in with their ID. Second document is something official from your school with your name, such as a report card, school schedule or enrollment form.
Q: I don’t have a permanent address because I’m homeless. Can I still get a card?
A: Yes, we do not require you to have a home address to obtain a student card.
Q: I go to school in Irving, but I live in another city. Can I still get a card?
A: Yes, we do not require you to live in Irving to get a student card. You just need to show us a current ID from a school located in Irving.
Q: I sometimes lose things. Do you charge a replacement cost if I lose my card?
A: The first replacement card is free. We will charge $2 each time a card is lost after the first replacement. You can also get a free card once the school year begins after August 30.
Q: I have an old Youth card, but it’s expired. Can I get a student card?
A: Yes you can. If you ever want to renew your youth card, and be able to check out physical books, a parent will have to come in with you and show two forms of ID.
Q: My Student Card expired on Aug 30th, how can I renew it or get a new one?
A: To renew your Irving Student card, please visit the library and show your current school ID showing the current school year and school located in Irving.
Q: I owe money on an old card. Can I get a Student card?
A: Yes, but if you want to renew your Student card to a Youth or Full Access card in order to checkout books, all charges on your account will need to be paid.
Q: I already have a Youth card, do I need to get a Student card too?
A: No, with a youth card you already have full access to digital downloads, streaming movies, eBooks, use public computers, as well as you are able to check out books and more from the library.
Q: What if I want to upgrade my Student card to either a Youth (up to 15 years old) or Full Access card (16 years and up)?
A: You can upgrade a student card to a Youth or Full Access card in order to check out books, DVDs and music CDs.
Youth cards require your parent to come into an Irving Library to show their Photo ID with correct address or documents from the following list of acceptable forms of identification. Youth cards require a parent to have their own card, so if you live outside of Irving, your parent will need to show their Photo ID with correct address or documents from the following list of acceptable forms of identification and pay an annual $40 non-resident fee for each card.
If you are 16 years old or older and want to upgrade to a Full Access card, you will need to show your Photo ID with correct address or documents from the following list of acceptable forms of identification. If you live outside of Irving, you will also need to pay a $40 non-resident fee each year for the card.
Eligible Schools for the Student Card program
- Irving High School
- Macarthur High School
- Nimitz High School
- Singley High School
- Cardwell Career Prep Center
- Austin Middle School
- Bowie Middle School
- Crockett Middle School
- DeZavala Middle School
- Houston Middle School
- Johnson Middle School
- Lamar Middle School
- Travis Middle School
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
- Ranchview High School
- Barbara Bush Middle School
Private and Religious Schools
- Cistercian Preparatory School
- Faustina Academy
- Great Hearts Irving
- The Highlands School
- Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic School
- Islamic School of Irving
- Manara Academy
- Uplift Infinity Preparatory
- Uplift North Hills Preparatory
- Universal Academy
Colleges, University and Trade Schools
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance
- DeVry University
- Lindsey-Cooper Refrigeration HVAC School
- North Lake College
- Strayer University
- Universal Tech Institute
- University of Dallas