Although the library is solely supported by the City of Temple, as a courtesy, anyone residing within Texas can obtain a free library card by providing a picture I.D. Parents must apply for children under 16. There is a $2 charge to replace a lost library card. You can even apply for a library card online.
When a patron gets his/her first card from the Temple Public Library he/she will be considered a New Patron for the first week. New Patrons are limited to four items and may not check out videos. After a week, if all items have been returned, a New Patron will be changed to a regular patron type and will have full library privileges. New Patrons may contact the Circulation Dept. to update their account (254-298-5556).