Library Cards are available free to all Norwalk* residents. With your library card you are eligible to check out books, movies, magazines, use the Internet and more.
Our online application process has changed. After completing an online application, the Norwalk Public Library card number you are issued will have temporary status. Temporary status allows full use of our online services and check out of two physical items. When you bring acceptable ID and proof of Norwalk residency to the Library/sidewalk service to obtain the physical card, your account will be upgraded to full borrower status.
You can apply for a library card in person, online, or download the application to complete at your leisure. Visit either of our locations to pick up your card.
Puede solicitar la tarjeta de la biblioteca en persona, online o bajar la solicitud y llenarla a su mejor conveniencia. Visite cualquiera de nuestras bibliotecas para recolectar su tarjeta.
To get a Norwalk Public Library System card, a new borrower must present one type of identification from section A or two types of identification from section B, one from the identity column and one from the residency column. If the new borrower does not have a photo ID, the library card will have a limit of two items.
, if they are signed, valid (unexpired), current:
Connecticut Driver's License with current Norwalk address
Connecticut Photo ID with current Norwalk address
US passport with Norwalk address.
NOTE: Some passports do not list address in which case a residency ID is needed.
Residency ID Requirements
: Two current IDs, one from each column (view the list provided), are required.
Employer ID with photo
Alien registration with photo
School ID with photo
US Military card with photo
(Valid and current with applicants name and Norwalk address)
Norwalk tax bill (for residence, not property owned or business owned)
Utility bill dated within the last three months
Personal Mail dated within the last three months
Non-Norwalk Residents who work or attend school in Norwalk:
If you are employed or attend school in Norwalk, but are a resident of another town, you may be issued
a library card for use only in the Norwalk Public Library System that is renewable after one year.
For those who work in town, we will request a pay stub; students and teachers can present a school ID.