Please apply for a non-resident card at any open library location.
Adult Nonresident Card
If you do not live in or own property in Fort Worth, do not qualify for a TexShare card you may purchase a Non-resident Card for $50 per year.
A Nonresident Card allows individuals to check out items owned by the Fort Worth Public Library, access online research and learning tools, download items such as music and e-Books, and use Library computers. Cards are valid for one year from date of purchase. Standard checkout limits apply.
Proper identification is required to receive a Nonresident Card.
Nonresident City of Fort Worth Employee Card
City of Fort Worth employees who are not residents of Fort Worth are eligible for a free library card. The employee must complete an application and show proof of current address and employee identification. Cards must be renewed annually. Employee identification and proof of current address are required to renew cards.
As an acknowledgment of their service to our City, nonresident City of Fort Worth employees have the same borrowing privileges as Fort Worth residents, including offsite access to licensed, online databases and downloadable books, music or movies.
Nonresident employees’ family members are not eligible for library cards.
Nonresident Student Card
A nonresident individual currently attending pre-K through 12th grade at any formally recognized educational institution may use Fort Worth Library services and materials, including remote access to FWL-licensed databases, e-books and other electronic services at no cost. These cards expire one year after the date issued. Enrollment is subject to verification. Acceptable forms of verification include the following:
- Current Student ID
- Report card or progress report dated within the last six months
- Current school-enrollment paperwork
- Current school-issued class schedule
- Letter from a teacher, principal or school librarian on school letterhead