Library Card

How do I get a card? 

Residents of Ellis County, Texas may apply for a library card at the A.H. Meadows Library for free. Valid forms of ID and proof of address areLibrary Card required for all new library cards.

Proof of Address

  • Current address on the picture ID
  • Separate form of ID if address on the picture ID is not current or there is not one (water bill, insurance card, electric bill, insurance ID card or other recently received mail). 
  • Mail must be addressed to the library card applicant.

Who can get a library card?

Anyone age 12 or older may apply to get a library card for free at the library. Minors, between the ages of 12-18, must have parental permission and must be present to be issued a library card. 

What if I lost my card?

Due to security reasons, we will need to issue you a new library card. Valid identification is required in order to issue a new library card. The replacement cost of a lost library card is $1.00. 

Library Card Application

Please note due to a high number of volume, it is taking the library a longer time to process online card applications.

1. With an AH Meadows Library card you will have access to all digital materials including:

  • E-books from Overdrive/Libby
  • E-audiobooks from Overdrive/Libby

Applying for Library Card

Please fill out the form below to apply for a library card. You will receive an email when your card is ready to be picked up; please bring your photo ID with you when you pick up your card. A parent or guardian must submit an application on behalf of a minor, ages 12-18.  Cards are issued only to Ellis County, Texas residents. 

When will I receive my library card number?

Please note due to high volume, it is taking the library a longer time to process online applications. In most instances we will process applications within 48 hours. However, applications received after 4 p.m. on Friday’s may not be processed until Monday. 

2. Submit an online Library Card Request Form.

Library Card Request Form

  1. A. H. Meadows Library Card Request Form
    A library card is required to borrow any library materials (books, videos, CD's, etc.) in person from the library or to borrow electronic or audio books via the website. Cards are issued at no cost to the library patron.
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