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A Full Access Card with checkout and computer privileges costs $40. The Computer Use Only Card costs $20 for one year or $5 for one month and has a maximum of two sessions per day.
Customers can get a non-resident card at any Irving Public Library location or by submitting their documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Library cards cannot be registered by phone.
A full-access non-resident card entitles the cardholder to almost all the privileges of a resident library cardholder. Cardholders have access to more than a million books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audiobooks, eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. A Full Access Card allows for checkout of up to 50 items per card. Cardholders can utilize the library's electronic resources, including online databases and streaming video, and use the library's public computers that are equipped with Internet and Microsoft Office products.
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.
It does not cost anything to visit the library. Everyone is welcome to visit, attend programs, ask questions, and use the materials within the library regardless of where they live. However, in order to check out items, access our online resources or use computers, non-residents will have to purchase a Full Access Card for an annual fee of $40 or a Computer Access Card for an annual fee of $20 or a monthly fee of $5. People living outside the City of Irving will continue to have access to their city libraries at no cost to them, and they may choose to purchase an Irving Public Library card as a value-added service.
The library charges customers for a few things, including:
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.
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 employer to apply for a corporate card for free .Employees authorized by the employer to use the employer's corporate card may check out items as long as they present the card at the time of checkout. View information about a corporate card and the application. 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.
Yes. The Full Access card allows non-residents to borrow eBooks and other digital downloads and access the Irving Public Library's database services. The annual fee is $40.
Customers need to bring their library card, photo ID, and acceptable address identification to renew their cards and continue using the library's resources. All new customers will need to bring a photo ID and acceptable address identification to obtain a Full Access Card or a Computer Access Card. Residents without an address identification can purchase a Computer Access Card.
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 $20 for a one-year card must be paid in full by the customer. There is also an option for a $5 card that is good for 1 month.