Q. How do I get or replace a library card?
San Jose Public Library Patrons: If you are a new borrower, please fill out the application online at the library or from home. You will then need to come in to King Library or any San José Public Library branch to pick up your library card in person. Please bring a valid, current government-issued photo ID such as a California driver’s license or a California ID card.
To get a replacement library card, bring a valid photo ID with proof of current address and speak with a staff member at the Circulation Desk.
In order to borrow items from the SJSU library, you'll need to fill out the Request a OneSearch Account form using your SJPL library card number and PIN. You will need an e-mail address, as the the SJSU system requires one.
San Jose State Patrons: If you are an SJSU student, faculty, or staff, your SJSU Tower card serves as your library card. To log in to your Library Account, you will use your SJSU ID number and SJSUOne password.
In order to check out items from the public library, you will need a San Jose Library account. Apply for an SJPL library card here or go to the circulation desk in the King Library or at one of the branches.
San José Public Library (SJPL)
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