Local Libraries

TexShare Library Card

How to Acquire a TexShare Library Card

A TexShare CARD provides you with borrowing privileges from more than 500 participating libraries across the state.

Overview of TexShare Library Program

Find a TexShare Library

How to Apply for a TexShare Library Card

Application Form for a TexShare Library Card
Austin Public Library Card
How to Acquire an Austin Public Library Borrowers Card
Adult Resident and Non-Resident Library Cards are issued to applicants 18 and older. To apply for a new or replacement Adult Resident or Non-Resident Library Card, the person whose name is on the account must complete and sign an Adult Library Card Application and present it in person at the circulation desk of any Austin Public Library location along with a valid/acceptable photo ID and proof of current residence address in their name.

  • Adult Resident cards issued/renewed are good for 2 years.
  • $120 Yearly Non-Resident cards issued/renewed are good for 1 year from the date paid.
  • $35 Quarterly Non-Resident cards issued/renewed are good for 3 months from the date paid.

To renew an expired Adult card, the person whose name is on the account must go to an Austin Public Library location and present the card, a valid/acceptable photo ID and proof of current residence address in their name. Non-residents will be required to pay a non-resident fee in order to renew their card.

  • Adults renewing/replacing their library card, will need to pay all fines owed on the account.

Adult Library Card Application Requirements

  • First and Last Name as they appear on the photo ID
  • Current Residence Address
  • Birth Date
  • Signature
  • Valid/Acceptable Photo ID Number

Manchaca Road Branch Library

Manchaca Road Branch Library

5500 Manchaca Rd.


Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm

Friday – Closed

Saturday – 10am – 5pm

Sunday – 2pm – 6pm

The Manchaca Road Branch was originally built in 1974, not as a neighborhood branch, but as a city-owned regional branch for South Austin and Southwest Travis County. The Branch’s “regional identity” was eventually dropped in the late 1980s as the Austin Public Library moved towards equalizing services among all branches. Since then, the Branch has expanded and deepened its role within the South Austin community.

Fill Out the Adult Library Card Application.

Bus Directions

Travel South on Bus 3 Burnet/Manchaca-SB
Depart from Stop #732 at 3906 Manchaca and Prather (In front of the Austin Senior Activity Center)
Arrive at Stop # 739 at 5322 Manchaca and Inverness
Estimated Travel Time: 5 Minutes
Cost: $1.00

San Antonio Public Library
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The San Antonio Public Library Card is your free all access pass to millions of books, DVDs, music downloads and more.

The San Antonio Public Library Card is free for:

  • All Bexar County residents
  • All individuals that own a business or property in Bexar County
  • All City of San Antonio Employees

Getting your library card in person:

  • Stop by any San Antonio Public Library Location.
  • You need a photo ID and proof of current address – like your driver’s license.
  • If your photo ID does not include your current address, you can use something like a utility bill if it includes your current address.
  • Children under 18 may be issued cards if accompanied by a parent or guardian with a photo ID and proof of current address.
  • For those owning a business or property in Bexar County, a property tax record, an Assumed Name Certificate of Registration or a Sales Tax Permit may be used.
  • San Antonio City employees should present their city badge or a current paycheck stub.
  • For those unable to provide proof of current address, please contact your nearest San Antonio Public Library location for other available options.

Pre-register for your library card online:

  • To begin immediately using some of our services, fill out the online registration form.
  • Then stop by any San Antonio Public Library location within 30 days, present your photo ID and proof of current address and pick up your library card.

A San Antonio Public Library card allows you to do more than just borrow books and other materials. From your home computer you can use your card to access the Library’s online resources, find magazine articles, research your family tree and even download free digital media – like audiobooks and music.
Inter Library Loan

Request Books from the University of Incarnate Word

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Write the Librarian to request an item: