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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.

Resident library cards and reciprocal borrower cards may be renewed at a library or over the phone.

How to Apply for a Library Card

Click here to learn how to apply for a library card

Additional Library Card Policies

Click here to learn about additional library card policies

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements

Click here to learn about reciprocal borrowing agreements

Complete guidelines for the TBLC Reciprocal Borrowing program are available at tblc.org/reciprocal-borrowing.