No discounts or limited privileges are provided. There are free or low cost options for non-residents, such as TexShare cards, which have a 5 item check out limit, and $5 one month computer cards that expire after 30 days.
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A Full Access Card with checkout and computer privileges costs $40. The Computer Access Card for 1 year of computer use only costs $10 and has a maximum of two sessions per day.
Customers can get a non-resident card at any Irving Public Library location. Customers cannot be registered online or over the phone at this time.
A Computer Access Card entitles you to use the public computers equipped with Internet and Microsoft Office products at any Irving Public Library location. You may have up to two sessions a day and sessions can be up to 90 minutes in length. This card does not include checkout privileges or use of online subscription databases, streaming videos, or downloadable media.
The library charges customers for a few things, including:
The library does not offer day-passes. The library does offer free TexShare cards (with a 5-item check out limit) and $5 computer cards that are good for one month and renewable.
Yes, you can get a card by presenting proof of property ownership at the time your register for your card. Your first card is free.
Irving ISD Teachers qualify for a special Teacher Card that is free. If unable to meet the qualifications for this program, then yes, all non-residents even though they work in Irving, must pay the non-resident privilege fee for a library card. Another option is to ask the school that you work to apply for a corporate card for free and which has a limit of four per organization. You may checkout items as long as you present the card at the time of checkout. View information about a corporate card and the application.
All new Full Access Cards have a 90-day restricted checkout of 10 items. After 90 days, if the cardholder has maintained the account in good standing, he or she may upgrade the card to the 50 item-checkout limit. There is no additional cost to upgrade.
Irving Public Library offers an electronic-only eCard specifically for non-residents located in Texas. The eCard allows non-residents to borrow eBooks and other digital downloads, and access its database services. The fee for the eCard is $40 per year.
To get a full access non-resident card, customers will need to present two forms of acceptable identification: a photo ID and an address identification. View the ID Requirements (PDF) for more information. At the time of registration, a non-resident fee of $40 must be paid in full by the customer.
To get a computer access non-resident card, customers will need to present a current photo ID. At the time of registration, a non-resident computer card fee of $10 must be paid in full by the customer. There is also an option for a $5 card that is good for 1 month.