Get started with your Anaheim Public Library

Start here to learn how to use your Anaheim Public Library! With a Library card, you get access to everything we offer, including thousands of books, DVDs to borrow, Book Club kits, STEAM on the Go! kits, ukuleles, and much more. Unlock more by using your Library card number to use computers and printers in branches, and access dozens of online resources for research, test preparation, career guidance, language learning, and more. We also offer educational and engaging programs and services throughout the year!

There are so many ways to enjoy your Anaheim Public Library Card — view the FAQ below to get started!


Get an Online Services Card
Find Books and More
Printing at the Library


  1. Who can get a Library Card?
  2. What's the difference between an Online Services Card and a Library Card?
  3. How do I replace my Library Card if I lost it?
  4. How do I borrow and return items?
  5. How long can I borrow items?
  6. How do I renew items?
  7. How long can I borrow DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, and Video Games?
  8. How do I know if an item is overdue?
  9. What are your fees and services?
  10. How much do lost or damaged materials cost?

If you are a permanent resident of California, you can get a free library card at any Anaheim Public Library. Visit your neighborhood branch to fill out an application and bring along a photo ID and something that shows your current address (parental information is acceptable for children). You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card. 

Do you want to complete the Library Card application in advance? 
Download and print the  Adult and Teen Library Card Application or the  Youth Library Card Application. Bring your completed application to your neighborhood branch to get your Anaheim Public Library Card.

Just visiting briefly or not a resident of California?  Anyone in the world can get an Online Services Card! Fill out our Online Services application to get started now.