How Do I Get a Library Card?
Here’s How to Get a Library Card, FREE from APPL
If you are an Asbury Park resident you qualify for a free library card with us. If you don’t live in Asbury Park there are several other ways you might qualify. Get a library card today!
(Click here for a complete list of Requirements for a Free Library Card.)
Applying for Your Library Card
(1) a form of verifiable identification, preferably a valid driver’s license, or other photo ID, and,
(2) some correspondence that has been sent through the mail within the last 4 weeks, with your name and current address on it.
If your ID is not expired and has your current home address on it, it can be used for both ID and proof of address.
Once we’ve filled out your library card application, we’ll take your picture, process the application, and mail your library card to you to further verify your address.
Please note that you cannot take books out, or use the computers for free, until you have received your library card in the mail. It usually takes between 3-5 days.
Having Your Photo Taken
APPL library cards are photo ID library cards. Be prepared for you or your child’s photo (if you are applying for a card for them) to be taken when applying for the card, or when replacing a lost card. (We do not keep or archive any of the library card photos we take.)
Lost Library Cards
If you’ve already had a library card with us and lost it, please do not reapply. Check out How to Replace a Lost Library Card for more information about getting another card.