Student Card

HOW TO OBTAIN A STUDENT CARD

Irving ISD students in grades 9 through 12 have automatic library access through the IPL Student Connect program. See the 
IPL Student Connect page for more information.

Irving ISD students in grades 6 through 8 and other eligible students attending a non-Irving ISD high school, college, university, or trade school located in Irving may register online for a student card or visit a library location in person to register.

To register for a Student card online:

  • Complete the online preregistration form
  • Email the assigned PACREG# 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.
  • College, university or trade school students will need to include a scanned copy or photo of a government-issued photo ID. 
  • 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. 

All student cards will be valid until the following August 31st. Student cards can also be registered in person at the South, West, or Valley Ranch Libraries.  

 

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. 

Student cards can be upgraded to Full Access or Youth cards. See the FAQ below for details.

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.

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. Replacement library cards are free.

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 circulation@cityofirving.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 ISD

  1. Irving High School
  2. Macarthur High School
  3. Nimitz High School
  4. Singley High School
  5. Cardwell Career Prep Center
  6. Austin Middle School
  7. Bowie Middle School
  8. Crockett Middle School
  9. DeZavala Middle School
  10. Houston Middle School
  11. Johnson Middle School
  12. Lamar Middle School
  13. Travis Middle School

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

  1. Ranchview High School
  2. Barbara Bush Middle School

Private and Religious Schools

  1. Cistercian Preparatory School
  2. Faustina Academy
  3. Great Hearts Irving
  4. The Highlands School
  5. Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic School
  6. Islamic School of Irving
  7. Manara Academy
  8. Uplift Infinity Preparatory
  9. Uplift North Hills Preparatory
  10. Universal Academy

 Colleges, University and Trade Schools

  1. Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  2. DeVry University
  3. Lindsey-Cooper Refrigeration HVAC School
  4. North Lake College
  5. Strayer University
  6. Universal Tech Institute
  7. University of Dallas