Student Library Cards

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Since 2018, the Alachua County Library District and Alachua County Public Schools have pioneered the Student Library Card program to provide students with public library cards. More than 27,000 cards were distributed to local schools. Students at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida were added to the program in 2019.

These cards allow students to access the following library resources at no cost:

• Borrow 3 print or audiobook items.

• Check out eBooks, downloadable music and digital magazines.

• Use eSources, including tutoring help and research resources.

• Log on to computers at any of the Library District’s 12 branches.

Even for the unprecedented 2020-2021 school year, the Alachua County Library District continued the Student Library Card program in order to provide the same essential library access for our students.

The Alachua County Library District does not charge overdue fines for materials, but we do require that materials be returned. Your student may receive notices from the Alachua County Library District if they have unreturned items on their library card.

If you have a student card but have misplaced your number, please call or visit your local library branch for assistance.

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How it works

In fall 2020, students received a welcome letter (via email) explaining what the Student Library Card program is and how to use it.

These letters included each student's Student Library Card number and an explanation of their pin/password. Students can use this information to log in to library resources online and to check out items at any branch or online. 

Remember: To log in to Alachua County Library District resources, you'll need to enter your entire Student Library Card number (all the numbers with no spaces) and your pin number/password (that’s the month and day that you were born. For example, someone born on September 14 would have the pin number/password 0914).

Student Library Card Registration Form

If you are an Alachua County Public School student or a P.K. Yonge student and you did not already receive an email or letter with your Student Library Card information, please use the form below to register for your card. Once you submit this form, Alachua County Library District staff will create a student card for you and notify you about your new card via email.

If you haven't received an email with you student card information within 7 school days of completing this form, please email with your name and the date you completed the form. Don't hesitate to email us with any other questions too!

Thanks for participating.

Please provide an email address in case our staff needs to contact you regarding issues with your registration request.
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