New Cardholders

Welcome to the irving public library

New library cards 

New cards may check out up to 10 items at a time for the first 90 days. Any e-books or e-audiobooks are included in the 10 item limit. A new card can have up to 10 hold requests at one time. 

Full Privilege Cards

Customers with no overdue items or charges on their card after 90 days will be upgraded to full checkout privileges which allows a checkout of up to 50 items with the following limits: 

  • 10 magazines
  • 2 Bluebonnet Award books 
  • 2 Playaway kits (book and audio) 
  • 1 Little STEAMers Backpack
  • 2 Book-Gab-to-Go Kits (for registered book clubs only) 
  • 2 Bingeboxes (DVD sets) 
  • 2 VOX books (audio/print book combo)
  • 1 Wi-Fi Hotspot (Irving residents only) 

Card renewals or replacements 

  • The cardholder's account must be in good standing to renew or replace a library card. 
  • A valid photo ID and payment of a $2.00 replacement fee are required to replace a lost or stolen card. 
  • A valid photo ID with the current address is required to renew an expired library card. If the photo ID does not show an address, or the address is incorrect, or if the ID is expired, then a separate proof of address ID is required. Please see the ID Requirements List for more information. 

Non-resident card fees

  • Computer Use Only - $5 monthly fee
  • Computer Use Only - $20 annual fee
  • Full Access Card - $40 annual fee

cardholders can...

Checkout Library Materials

  • 10 days for high demand materials 
  • Three weeks (21 days) for all other materials 

use computers and tablets 

  • Require a library and PIN to log in
  • Limit of two sessions per day systemwide
  • Expired library cards or cards with late items or charges cannot use the computers. 

renew library materials 

  • Three renewals allowed for most materials 
  • Items more than 10 days overdue cannot be renewed
  • Items on hold cannot be renewed 
  • Eligible items will be renewed automatically if there are no charges or blocks on the account. Renew items online with the library card and PIN, or call the library at 972-721-2580.

Place Hold Requests 

  • Patrons may place requests for up to 20 items. 
  • Items may be picked up at any library location. 
  • Items ready for pickup are held for seven days. 

Interlibrary Loan 

  • Once the card has been upgraded to a Full Access Card, patrons may request books or articles the library does not own. 
  • Patrons may place up to 10 requests at one time. 
  • For more information, contact the Interlibrary Loan office by phone at 972-721-4629 or email

Online resources

The library offers an online catalog and electronic tools for research, learning, or job-hunting. Cardholders can download free digital media, such a audiobooks, music, and e-books anytime as well as streaming movies online with a library card and PIN. In addition, patrons have access to premium services for learning a new language, studying for a test or researching companies. 

Please visit for more information. 

Programs and classes

The library offers programs and classes for adults, teens, children and families at all library locations. 

Cardholders with an email address on file will receive Beyond the Stacks, the library's events newsletter. 

The newsletter can be viewed online here

MiY Zone Makerspace access 

MiY (Make It Yourself) Zones and Digitizing Lab are makerspaces within each Irving library location. They are spaces of creativity, innovation, and lifelong learning for adults and teens. 

A library card and orientation are required to use these spaces. 

Visit the MiY Zone pages for more information. 

cardholders agree to...

  • Accept responsibility for any use of the card and all items checked out. 
  • Follow all library policies. 
  • Return all borrowed materials on time.
  • Pay all fees or charges on the card.
  • Report a lost or stolen card or a change in contact information. 

late materials 

If materials are not returned on time, patrons may not check out materials, use the public computers, download digital media or e-books, or renew library materials. Once the later materials are returned or charges are resolved, card privileges are restored. 

fines and fees 

The Irving Public Library does not charge late fees. The library does charge for lost or damaged materials which may include a non-refundable processing fee up to $5. 

Accounts with charges or items more than 75 days past the due date may be referred to the library's collection agency. If submitted, a non-refundable collection fee of $9.85 must be paid to resolve the account, even if all items are paid for or returned. 

Payments and Payment Plans 

Payments are accepted at all library locations, online or over the phone. Cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) are all accepted including Apple/Google pay and tap-to-pay. Arrangements can be made to start a payment plan which will allow computer use and possible a restricted checkout limit.