With a Library Card, you have access to the library’s more than a million-item collection, including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audiobooks, eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, as well as books not available at Irving Public Library. You can utilize the library’s electronic resources, including online databases and streaming video, and use the library’s public computers that all are equipped with Internet and Microsoft Office products.
Residents may request books not owned by Irving Public Library through our Interlibrary Loan services. Find out more about this service here.
Non-residents will be charged annually for all card types. Click here for more information.
Children under the age of 16 may obtain a card upon application by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone aged 16 or 17 who cannot provide the documentation required for an adult card may obtain a card upon application by a parent or legal guardian.
The parent or legal guardian must have a card in good standing (no overdue items or outstanding bills) or the parent or legal guardian must obtain a card.
Parent or legal guardian and child must visit a library together to obtain a youth card. The parent or legal guardian must complete the Application for Library Card for Member Under 16 Years of Age.
The parent or legal guardian will receive a copy of the application. Youth cards are linked to the card of the parent or legal guardian. All notices will be delivered to the parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian is responsible for all items checked out on the child’s card. Privileges granted by the Youth Card are identical to those of an Adult Card. The Youth Card will expire in 90 days. At that time, if there are no overdue items and no bills on the account for the previous 90 days, the youth, parent or legal guardian may request that the card be upgraded to a full-privilege card that allows checking out of as many as 50 items at one time.
A child with a school ID, Texas ID or driver’s license, whose parent or legal guardian does not have a card in good standing may obtain a Computer Use Only card.
Individuals who are not residents of the City of Irving may purchase:
Full-access library card with check-out and computer privileges for $40
Computer access card for computer use only (2 sessions per day) for $10
eCard for accessing databases and e-resources only for $40. Online application available here.
The non-resident fee is an annual, non-refundable fee. The fee will be paid each year when your card expires.
Residency is determined by the address ID given at the time of registering for a new card or renewing your card. The address identification must indicate Irving as the city of residence, as well as the appropriate zip code (75038, 75039, 75060, 75061, 75062, 75063) to be exempt from the non-resident fees. A list of acceptable address IDs is located here.
A computer access card entitles you to use the public computers at any Irving Public Library location. Each customer may have up to two sessions a day; sessions can be up to an hour in length.
You must have a card to sign onto the computers. Computer Access cards do not include checkout privileges or remote use of electronic resources, including online databases, streaming video, and downloadable media.
The first Computer Use Only card is free for residents. Non-residents will need to pay an annual fee of $10 for a computer access card.
Corporations and businesses in the City of Irving are eligible to apply for a Corporate Card from the Irving Public Library. This enables representatives from the company or business to borrow library materials from the Irving Public Library on behalf of the company.
To apply for a Corporate Card, a request must be made on company letterhead and mailed or faxed to the Irving Public Library along with the completed application.
The Irving Public Library makes available a Homebound Card for those who are unable to come to a library as a result of physical impairment. A relative or friend may take the Application for Library Card for Homebound Customer to the person who is unable to come to the library. Once the application is completed, it must be returned to a library with a letter from a physician, social worker or the residence administrator confirming the name and address of the applicant and stating that the applicant is unable to visit a library due to a physical impairment. The Homebound library card and PIN information will be mailed to the customer.
The Irving Public Library will issue residents of Irving who are 18 years or older a Texshare card which will be valid at other TexShare libraries for six months from the date of issue. When borrowing an item from another Texshare library, you will be required to present your TexShare card and a valid photo such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID card. The lending library may have additional conditions or restrictions for TexShare borrowers, so check their registration and lending policies prior to visiting.
If you have a TexShare card from your home library (from the library in the city where you live) you may present the required photo and address IDs, your Texshare card and your home library card in order to receive a free library card from IPL which allows a 5 item checkout limit and includes up to 2 DVDs. The cardholder also has access to the public computers and the library’s online resources and E-books. The Texshare Visitor card will be valid until the expiration date on the Texshare card or 6 months (whichever is less). The account must be maintained in good standing in order to renew the Texshare card.
Failure to promptly return materials borrowed with a TexShare card and/or pay any charges imposed by a TexShare library may result in suspension or denial of your Texshare borrowing privileges at the Irving Public Library and/or your account being turned over the library’s collection agency.