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What types of library cards does the Metropolitan Library offer?


We offer various types of library cards. Learn which account type is right for you.

Primary Card
If you live in or own property in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County, you can get a card for free. If you are 16 or younger, a parent or guardian must be present to co-sign the application and card.

If you are a student in Oklahoma City Public Schools, you are eligible for a free card and can use your student ID to access Metro Library resources. Note: a physical card will not be issued.

Reciprocal Card
If you live, work, or attend school in Cleveland, McClain or Pottawatomie counties or are a Blanchard school district student living in Grady County, you can also get a Metro Library card for free.

School Card
Students and school employees who do not qualify for a primary or reciprocal card may be eligible for a School card if their school is physically located in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County. School cards are valid for 1 year, and eligibility must be verified annually. School cards provide access to all Metro Library services except interlibrary loan. Students must present proof of enrollment, and teachers must present proof of employment.

Annual Fee Card
If you don't meet the qualifications for one of the cards listed above, you can purchase an Annual Fee Card for $70 per year. This single card allows everyone in your household to use the Metropolitan Library System. If you use our library value calculator to tally the cost of purchasing books, CDs, magazines, music, DVDs, eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, and internet access, you will see the value of the $70 fee. You can apply for a card in person at any Metro Library or by contacting us.

Internet Access Card
If you're a visitor to our system or are otherwise unable to show proper proof of residence, you can request an internet access card which will provide limited in-library service such as internet and database access.

Note: If you are a resident of Oklahoma County and are 65 years or older or completely homebound, you might be eligible for our Library-by-Mail Service. Call 405-606-3295 to consult with the Library-by-Mail Specialist to determine your eligibility.