Library Cards

County Residents

Library cards are free to residents of Hays County. Children from Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, who live in the SMCISD, are also eligible for a free card. Residential and full service cardholders may borrow up to 20 items at a time.


Out of County Residents

Out of county residents may purchase a full service card for $52.00 per year or $26.50 for three months. For a fee of $10.50, a limited service card is available for 3 months with a loan limit of two items at a time.

Computer Usage

All card holders in good standing are eligible to use library computers and online resources.


Photo identification and verification of current mailing address are required to get a library card. We accept the following methods for mailing address verification:

  • Checks with your address imprinted
  • Driver's license
  • Lease agreement
  • Utility bill
  • Voter registration card