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Adult Resident Card  |  Juvenile Resident Card  |  Virtual Library Card  |  Property Owner Card

Fee Card  |  Reciprocal Borrower Card  | Melrose Card  |  PC Pass

 

Card Types

The Orange County Library System is pleased to offer a variety of Library Cards.

 

Adult Resident Card  Library Card

Available for Orange County Residents 18 and older.

To obtain an adult resident card:

Apply online:

  • An appropriate ID is required for online registration. An appropriate ID is a valid Florida Driver's License or Florida State Identification showing your correct name and residential street address within the Library District.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply online.
  • Your Library card will be mailed to you within 2 weeks.
  • Once you receive your Library card in the mail it will be in a temporary status while we conduct the verification process, which will take 2 weeks from the date you submit the Library card application. While in this temporary status you will have the opportunity to check out up to 5 items.
  • If your Library card application cannot be processed you will be notified.

Apply in person:

  • Present appropriate ID at any location. An appropriate ID is a valid Florida Driver's License or Florida State Identification showing your correct name and residential street address within the Library District.
  • If your Florida Driver's License or Florida State ID lists a P.O. Box or any address other than your correct residential street address, additional identification is required. You may present a current property tax receipt for real property, a current utility, cable, or home telephone bill, or a current bank statement that is in your name and has the correct residential street address.
  • If you do not have a Florida Driver's License or Florida State ID, you may present a current Driver's License or State ID from another U.S. State or a U.S. Military ID to confirm identity. These exceptions require that the Library make a photocopy of the identification presented.
  • You may download this form and bring it to any location for a faster registration process.

Learn how to make the most of your library card!

 

Juvenile Resident Card  Library Card

Available for Orange County Residents 17 and under.

To obtain a juvenile resident card:

  • A parent or legal guardian may visit any Orange County Library location with appropriate ID to obtain a card for a child 17 or under. An appropriate ID is a valid Florida Driver's License or Florida State Identification showing the parent/guardian's correct name and residential street address within the Library District.
  • If the parent/guardian's Florida Driver's License or Florida State ID lists a P.O. Box or any address other than their correct residential street address, additional identification is required. The parent/guardian may present a current property tax receipt for real property, a current utility, cable, or home telephone bill, or a current bank statement that is in their name and has the correct residential street address.
  • If the parent/guardian does not have a Florida Driver's License or Florida State ID, they may present a current Driver's License or State ID from another U.S. State or a U.S. Military ID to confirm identity. These exceptions require that the Library make a photocopy of the identification presented.
  • A parent or legal guardian must sign and accept financial responsibility for the child's library card privileges.
  • Cards are issued for four years or until the juvenile card holder turns 18. At that time the juvenile card holder is eligible for an adult card. Before that card may be issued, all fees and fines must be paid in full on an existing juvenile account.
  • It is not possible to apply online for a juvenile card, but you can download this form and bring it to the library with an appropriate ID.

Learn how to make the most of your library card!

OR

Virtual Library Card  Virtual Library Card

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) educators and currently enrolled students are automatically registered for a virtual library account.

  • A parent or legal guardian is not required for the juvenile's library card account privileges.
  • No fines or fees will accrue, as this type of account doesn't provide checking out of library materials or registration for classes or events.

Discover how to make the most of your virtual library card!

 

Property Owner Card  Library Card

Available to owners of property within Orange County, except in the city of Winter Park and city of Maitland

To obtain a property owner card:

  • Individuals who own property and are personally named on a Current Property Tax Receipt are entitled to free library service upon presentation of the current tax receipt and a photo identification. The tax receipt must be for a property within the Library District.
  • The individual eligible for the card may then identify residents in their household who may be eligible to receive cards for that same service period.
  • This identification must be presented every four years.
  • You may download this form and bring it to any location for a faster registration process.

Learn how to make the most of your library card!

 

Fee Card  Library Card

Fee cards are available to anyone residing outside of our service area. Fee card privileges include:

  • Access to our circulating material on the shelf
  • Remote access to databases
  • Ability to take free technology classes in person or online
  • Access to computer use in any of our locations (excluding Melrose Center computers)
  • Ability to place holds on ebooks
  • Ability to place holds on items
  • Reserve a meeting room or Main Library study room
  • Reserve the Melrose Conference Room at the reduced rate of $125 per hour. Without Fee card, rate is $150 per hour

Fee cards are non-refundable and are available for 3 months ($75), 6 months ($100) or for one year ($125).

Purchase a Fee Card

 

Reciprocal Borrower Card

Reciprocal borrower cards are available to those residing in the city of Winter Park or Maitland. Reciprocal Borrowing privileges include visiting any of our locations and checking out circulating materials that are on the shelf, but do not include access to ebooks, databases, and the ability to place holds on items. 

To obtain a reciprocal borrower card:

  • Please present a valid library card from your own library and a current Florida Driver's License or Florida Identification Card showing your correct residential street address.
  • Reciprocal Borrowing privileges include visiting any of our locations and checking out circulating materials that are on the shelf, but do not include access to ebooks, databases, and the ability to place holds on items.
  • Reciprocal cards are valid for one year.

 

Melrose Card

Out-of-District Residents interested in accessing the Melrose Center will receive a Melrose Card after attending the General Orientation. Register for the orientation in person or by calling 407.835.7323.

 

PC Pass  PC Pass

The PC Pass is available for $10 which will provide you with computer access for up to three sessions a day for seven days.

There is also an Express Pass option for $5, which provides computer access for one hour.

To purchase a PC Pass:

  • Present a valid photo ID at any of our locations.
  • The cost of the card is $10.
  • A single use one-hour Express Pass is available for $5.00.

Guidelines for computer use:

  • You must have your card and PIN number to reserve computer time.
  • Please retain your receipt, as you will need it to begin your computer sessions.
  • Please arrive on time. The timing software will automatically cancel your reservation if you are not on time.
  • Be advised that if the keyboard or mouse are not used for 10 minutes your session will automatically end.
  • When your session ends, the computer automatically shuts down.
  • Library Staff are available for basic introductory level assistance.
  • The library reserves the right not to sell a PC Pass to anyone with an existing library account.
  • Appropriate behavior and computer etiquette are expected of users at all times. Examples of unacceptable actions include:
    • Changing computer configurations, re-booting, attempts to compromise network security or other hacking-type activities
    • Damage to computer equipment
    • Not paying for printed copies
    • Illegal activities

The guidelines for computer use are subject to change and may vary from location to location. 

 

Appropriate ID

Present your valid Florida Driver's License or Florida State Identification, showing your correct name and residential street address within our Library District. If your Florida Driver's License or Florida State Identification lists a P.O. Box or any address other than your correct residential street address, additional identification is required. You may present one of the following items that is in your name and has the correct residential street address on it for consideration:

  • Current Property Tax Receipt for Real Property
  • Current home telephone, cable, or utility bill with service address
  • Current bank statement

If you do not have a Florida Driver's License or Florida State Identification, you may present a current Driver's License or State Identification from another U.S. State, a U.S. Military Identification, or a Passport. (These exceptions require that the Library make a photocopy of the identification presented.)

 

Photos

We can place your photo in our system as an added tool for identity. The pictures are not to be considered an absolute deterrent against others using your card. You are responsible to provide us with immediate notice if you lose your card.

If you register for your card in person, we can place your photo in the system at the time of registration. If you receive your card through the mail after registering online, we can add the photo at your request when you visit any OCLS location.

 

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