Card by Mail and Limited Physical Access Card Request

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Salinas Public Library offers full-service library cards for California residents of all ages. If you need to renew or replace your current library card, please visit or call one of our library locations during open hours. A Salinas Public Library Card, in good standing, is required to checkout any and all material.

Fill out the form below only if you:

  • wish to receive a library card by mail and plan on visiting one of our libraries in the next three months
  • are a Salinas resident that is unable to visit the library in person, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, and are requesting a Limited Physical Access to the Library card. Please note you will need to upload a verification of residency within the City of Salinas and photo ID to obtain this type of card.

* The Card by Mail or the Limited Physical Access Library Card should be received within 7-14 days. Once received, you may start using the card to access the library's online resources and request items for pick-up at the library by searching our online catalog.

If you are requesting a Limited Physical Access Library Card, you may designate another individual to pick up items for you by filling out the appropriate field in the form below or by visiting one of our branches. The designated person is required to bring a photo ID in order to pick up and borrow library items to your account. Be advised that you would still be responsible for any items borrowed on your library account, regardless the designated person.

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Would you like to apply for a limited physical access to the library card?
Please indicate the reason you are unable to visit Salinas Public Library in person (we do not ask for proof of a disability).
If you wish to designate someone to check out books on your account, include their full name below. Please note that this person will be required to show proof of identity during their first visit to the library as your designated borrower.
Please upload a picture of your government issued ID (example: California Driver's License).
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png tif rtf html pdf doc docx odt xls xlsx xml.
If you have submitted a photo ID with your current address above, you do not need to submit an additional proof of address.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt xls xlsx xml.
Do you already have a Salinas Public Library Card?
Please enter the barcode that appears on the library card that you own. If you don't have access to this information, please enter "Not Available" in the box below.