HOW TO OBTAIN A STUDENT CARD
Middle and high school students who attend a school within the Irving city limits may register online for a student card or visit a library in person to register.
To register for a Student card online:
- Complete the online preregistration form
- Email the assigned SELFREG#
and a scanned copy or photo of the current year student photo ID to Circulation@CityofIrving.org. Please write REGISTER IPL STUDENT CARD in the email subject line.
- Students without school-issued photo IDs: If the school does not issue photo IDs to students, include any kind of photo ID for either the student or a parent/guardian, PLUS an official document from the school with the student’s name, such as a report card, school schedule, or enrollment form.
- A parent ID is not required to obtain a Student Card.
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.
We cannot guarantee the security of personal information emailed to the library.
ABOUT STUDENT CARDS
- Access to homework help, including research databases
- Access to study rooms and public PCs
- The student card does not allow checkouts of eBooks or physical items, including books, DVDs, and CDs.
- All student cards will be valid until the following August 31st.
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 a 6th through 12th grade school located in Irving.
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: Any kind of photo ID for either the student or a parent/guardian, PLUS an official document from the school with the student’s name, such as a report card, school schedule, or enrollment form. Photo IDs for the student can include a Parks and Rec ID, passport, or other photo ID.
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 fee if I lose my card?
A: No. Students get one free replacement per year.
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 to check out physical and digital books, a parent or guardian will have to come in with you to renew.
Q: My Student Card expired, 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. Student cards may also be renewed through LibChat or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I owe money on an old card. Can I get a Student card?
A: Yes, but if you want to upgrade your Student card to a Youth or Full Access card in order to check out 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 all library services.
Q: What if I want to upgrade my Student card to either a Youth or Full Access card?
A: You can upgrade a Student card to a Youth or Full Access card in order to check out books, DVDs, music CDs, and digital materials. Youth cards require your parent/guardian to come in to 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/guardian to have their own card, so if you live outside of Irving, your parent/guardian 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 18 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