Get A Library Card

Library Cards are available free to all Norwalk* residents. With your library card you are eligible to check out books, movies, magazines, use the Internet and more.
You can apply for a library card in person, online, or download the application to complete at your leisure. Visit either of our locations to pick up your card.
Puede solicitar la tarjeta de la biblioteca en persona, online o bajar la solicitud y llenarla a su mejor conveniencia. Visite cualquiera de nuestras bibliotecas para recolectar su tarjeta.

Online Application

Solicitud Online

Downloadable Application

Solicitud Descargable

The Smartest Card in Your Wallet is a Library Card - Poster with Luol Deng
To get a Norwalk Public Library System card, a new borrower must present one type of identification from section A or two types of identification from section B, one from the identity column and one from the residency column. If the new borrower does not have a photo ID, the library card will have a limit of two items.


Acceptable Identification

, if they are signed, valid (unexpired), current:

  • Connecticut Driver's License with current Norwalk address
  • Connecticut Photo ID with current Norwalk address
  • US passport with Norwalk address.
    NOTE: Some passports do not list address in which case a residency ID is needed.


Residency ID Requirements

: Two current IDs, one from each column (view the list provided), are required.

Identity Proof

  • Employer ID with photo
  • Alien registration with photo
  • School ID with photo
  • "Green Card"
  • US Military card with photo

Residency Proof

(Valid and current with applicants name and Norwalk address)
  • Norwalk tax bill (for residence, not property owned or business owned)
  • Utility bill dated within the last three months
  • Lease
  • Personal Mail dated within the last three months
  • Auto Registration

Non-Norwalk Residents who work or attend school in Norwalk:

  • If you are employed or attend school in Norwalk, but are a resident of another town, you may be issued
    a library card for use only in the Norwalk Public Library System that is renewable.
  • For those who work in town, we will request a pay stub; students and teachers can present a school ID.