Library Card Information
Library cards are free to Brevard County residents and can be obtained by visiting one of the many Brevard County Library locations. In general, all you need in addition to the application is proof of residence in Brevard County.
There are also library cards for temporary residents, visiting students/non-residents, children under age 18, through the Florida Guardian ad Litem program and corporations. View the terms and options for identification needed to process your application by the type of Library Card you are interested in obtaining below.
Library Cards for Brevard County Residents
A resident card is valid for a three-year period and may be renewed for subsequent three-year periods provided that the resident´s account is in good standing. To apply for a resident library card, please provide any of the following as acceptable proof of residency:
- Florida driver's license OR vehicle registration with Brevard County address
- Property tax receipt, deed or mortgage
- Lease for a minimum of six (6) months
- Current city directory or telephone listing
- Valid Brevard County voter registration card
- Declaration of domicile & citizenship issued by Brevard County
- Florida Highway Patrol I.D. Card with Brevard County address
- Active duty military or dependent I.D. Card with serviceman's Social Security or service number & permanent home address or local installation address & unit
- Public Assistance eligibility card & copy of application, for address purposes only
Child Under 18/Minor Library Card
A juvenile (under 18 years of age) whose parent(s) or legal guardian is a resident of Brevard County may register for library privileges. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application and present accepted proof of residency.
Visiting Student/Non-Resident Library Card
A non-resident may obtain Library Privileges for a one-year period for an annual non-refundable fee of $15.00. One-year college students who do not have a permanent Brevard County address may obtain a Non-Resident card with a valid student I.D. and/or college library card.
Temporary Library Card
A Temporary Card is valid for a six-month period and is non renewable. New Brevard County residents who do not yet have sufficient local identification to obtain a Resident card may obtain a Temporary card by presenting one of the following to verify their Brevard County address PLUS identification showing a permanent residence.
- Lease for less than six (6) months
- Current telephone bill
- Current utility bill (electric or water)
- Current rent or rent deposit receipt
Corporate Library Card
Thank you for your interest in the Brevard County Library Corporate Card program. Corporate Cards are available to daycare centers, schools, group homes, senior citizen centers, businesses, and other approved organizations in Brevard County. Your business or organization may have borrowing privileges for the specific purpose of allowing business, but not personal use, of library materials.
To obtain a card: Write a letter, on your corporate letterhead, signed by the Director of the organization. Include in the letter the name of the person who will be your financial representative. This person must have the authority to sign checks on behalf of the organization. The letter should contain the following statement:
"I hereby authorize the bearer of our Corporate Library Card to check out Brevard County Public Library System materials for our organization and agree that our organization, named _________________ will assume complete financial and other legal responsibilities inherent with the use of this card as detailed on the copy of the Corporate Card Policy Statement, which I have received and read." Download and complete the Corporate Card Application.
The application must be signed by the director of the organization, who will be the library's contact person. The application and letter may be submitted at any of our locations, or mailed to: Brevard County Libraries, Corporate Card Representative, 219 Indian River Drive, Cocoa, FL 32922
A card will be mailed to you within thirty (30) days. Your organization will be responsible for fees resulting from lost or damaged materials. It is important that you read, understand, and keep on file, the attached Corporate Card policy. If you would like further information, please feel free to call our Corporate Card representative at 633-1840 during office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).The card may be used by anyone authorized by your organization. Your organization is responsible for charges incurred for lost, damaged, or overdue materials.
A maximum of 20 books at any one time may be checked out. Regular loan periods apply. Seven (7) day books may not be checked out with a corporate library card.
Books may be renewed one time only with a corporate library card if there is no reserve on the book.
Reserves may be placed with a corporate library card.
Charges and Fines
Your organization will be responsible for charges levied for lost, damaged, or overdue materials and all other fines and fees as approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Borrowing privileges will be stopped if fines or other charges exceed $1.00.
Expiration of Card/Renewal
The card will be valid for a period of one (1) year. Do not throw the card away when it expires. The card may be renewed by submitting a new Corporate Library Card application. An application will be mailed to your organization prior to your card's expiration date. Include your Corporate Library Card number in the place provided on the application. A new letter on your corporate letterhead must also be submitted.
If the card is lost or stolen, or if there are any changes to your organization's address, phone number, or director, please notify the library's Corporate Card Representative immediately. A new card will be issued for a charge of $.50.