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Library Cards

How do I register for a library card?
You may apply for a library card in-person at the Check-out Desk at the DeSoto Public Library. To receive a library card, acceptable identification and proof of residency must be presented at the time of registration.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver’s license
  • State Identification Card
  • Passport
  • Military Identification

Acceptable forms of proof of residency include:

  • Driver’s license
  • Voter’s Registration Card
  • Lease or Rent Agreement
  • Utility Bill (Electric, Gas, Telephone, Water)
  • Car Insurance

You may also get a library card started on-line.

Can my child register for a library card?
Children under 16 applying for library cards must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with acceptable identification and proof of residency.

Children may check out five children's videos and/or DVDs with a valid DeSoto Library card for one week. Young Adult DVDs require a valid Adult DeSoto Library card for checkout. Late charges are $1.00 per day for all videos/DVDs.

How much does it cost get a library card?
Anyone in one of the following categories may have a library card free of charge:

  • Residents or owners of real or personal property in the City of DeSoto, Texas
  • Employees who work in the City of DeSoto, Texas
  • TexShare card holders
  • DeSoto school teachers
  • Residents of Cedar Hill, Texas

Non-Resident Library Cards 
Families residing outside the City of DeSoto, owning no property within the City of DeSoto may purchase a non-resident library card for an annual fee of $15.00, valid for one year from the purchase date.