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Library Card IconBenefits of a Hayward Public Library Card:
  • Borrow books, movies, CDs, magazines and more - all for free!
  • Free access to online databases, magazines, reference books, audiobooks, and ebooks from any internet-ready computer.
  • Access the Internet or type and print a document on a library computer.


How to get a Library Card


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Your first card is free and Hayward residence is not required.
  1. Complete an online Library card application.
    Online Library Card Application
    Solicitud para una tarjeta de la biblioteca
  2. Come to the Accounts Desk at either the Main Library or Weekes Branch Library with identification that shows your current address:

    - California ID Card or driver's license; or
    - Utility bill, rent receipt, or mail that shows your correct address.
Standard library cards are issued to anyone who can verify his or her current California address with acceptable ID. Otherwise, you are issued a provisional library card that allows you to check out one item and use a library computer.

If you are under 18 years old, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when you pick up your card.
If you have difficulty with the online application, you can print out a paper application and bring it to the library with proper identification.

Library Card Application
Solicitud para una tarjeta de la biblioteca
Library Open Access Policy

Hayward Public Library has a policy of open access to all materials and information sources. This means that we do not restrict any item in the collection or limit access to the Internet.

It is a parent’s right and responsibility to guide use by minors and ensure that his/her children use the library according to individual family beliefs. The Internet is a valuable resource for information, but some sites may not provide accurate information while others may, in your judgment, be inappropriate for your child.

For more information, contact the Main Library at 510-293-8685 or Weekes Branch Library at 510-782-2155.

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