FREE borrowers cards are available to anyone who owns property or permanently resides in Mobile County, has a Mobile County business license, or is a student living in Mobile County to attend a college or university.
Mobile Public Library offers free library cards to our neighbors in Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Escambia and Conecuh counties.
Temporary cards are being issued to area resedents over the phone and online. Temporary cards are also issued for those in special circumstances residing temporarily in the area - shipboard, group home or military base residents, evacuees, relief workers.
Complete an application form and present one piece of positive ID and proof of your current permanent home address at the check-out desk of any Mobile Public Library location or on the Bookmobile. Temporary cards are issued over the phone and online.
Fill out and print the application and bring it with you to save time!
Children ages 12 and under, must have a parent or legal guardian sign giving permission and taking responsibility for the valid use of the card and the safe and timely return of materials checked out by the child. Teens, ages 13-17 years old, may use their own identification to obtain a card.
Your library card is issued the same day you apply and entitles you to borrow and renew materials at any of the MPL branches. Your borrowing privileges are updated annually and you can use the same card until it needs replacement due to wear.
You can view your account online and renew your items online with your Library Card number and PIN by logging in to My Account on our catalog site. Stop in at any branch or call (251) 340-1458 to get your PIN. For more help using the catalog, viewing your account or renewing, go to the Help page.
Overdue fines are $.30 per day up to a $7.00 maximum. Lost and damaged items are charged to your account based on replacement value.
For more information call (251) 340-1458 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep your MPL card safe just like a credit card. It is your link to the materials on your record, and you are responsible for anything borrowed on your card.