Find Yourself at the Library
All borrowers must be registered and have a valid library card to check out materials. A valid library card can be used at all nine Sarasota County Libraries.
- Sarasota County residents may obtain a card for free.
- Manatee and Charlotte County residents may register as reciprocal borrowers for free and check out materials in Sarasota County.
- Library users from any of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) participating libraries may also register as reciprocal borrowers and check out materials.
- Non-residents may elect to purchase a non-resident card which offers the same privileges as resident cards: check out of circulating materials and use of ebooks, databases and public computers.
How to Apply for a Library Card
Additional Library Card Policies
Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements
Complete guidelines for the TBLC Reciprocal Borrowing program are available at tblc.org/reciprocal-borrowing.