Anyone who lives, attends school, works at a school, or pays property taxes in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County can receive a Metropolitan Library System card for free. If you meet one of these qualifications, you can apply for a card at any Metro Library location or you can apply for a card online (and begin using it immediately). If you apply for a card online, you will not be issued a physical card unless you visit a Metro Library location and ask for one.
Anyone enrolled in Oklahoma City Public Schools can use their student ID to access Metro Library resources. Additionally, anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Cleveland County, McClain County, or Pottawatomie County or students who live in Grady County and attend school in the Blanchard School district can receive a Metropolitan Library System card for free. If you meet one of these qualifications, you can apply for a card at any Metro Library location. To apply in person, please bring proof of ID, including proof of current address (an up to date driver's license would satisfy both requirements). Parents or guardians must provide address verification for minors (16 and under). Examples of acceptable identification:
We have various types of library cards. Learn which one is right for you.
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.
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. You must visit a Metro Library location to apply for the 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 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 $40 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, audiobooks, newspapers, and Internet access, you will see the value of the $40 fee. You must initially apply for card in person at any Metro Library but it can be renewed online every year going forward.
If you are a resident of Oklahoma County and are homebound, you might be eligible for an Outreach Card. Call 405-606-3295 to consult with the Book-by-Mail Specialist to determine your eligibility.
If you're a visitor to our system or are otherwise unable to show proper proof of residence, you can request a guest pass which will provide limited library service such as Internet and database access.