Dallas Enhanced Library Card

Dallas Residents and TOP members had a huge Win this year! The Dallas Enhanced Library is now available in all city of Dallas Libraries, (29 Locations Except B   

The Dallas Immigration Justice Campaign  invites you to get yours today!

The Enhanced Library Card is a Dallas Public Library card that has a person’s name, picture,

Date of birth and address. TOP members  are working with the City of Dallas to get it to be used as a supplement with other documents to prove your identity. You will need to check with organizations/entities with which you would like to use the Enhanced Library Card as part of establishing your identity to determine if/how the Enhanced Library Card can be used for this purpose. 

As of 04/26/23 it is accepted as a form of ID by the Dallas Court and The Dallas WIC office. 

What do I need to bring with me to apply for a library card? 

A photo ID is preferred, and physical address verification proving Dallas residency  is required to receive a library card. 

What if I do not have a photo ID, can I still apply for a card? 

The Dallas Library accepts a letter from an agency or government entity that states that you do not have a photo ID. They ask that this letter is the original, be on a letterhead of the agency/government entity, provide your name and state that you do not have a photo ID, and to be signed by a staff member of the agency/government entity. 

(Accepted agencies/government entities: shelters, caseworkers, any City of Dallas department, State of Texas agency, City Square, Our Calling and Stewpot).

Accepted Forms of Picture ID: Accepted Forms of Address Verification: 
If your ID is expired, does not include an address, or does not have a current  Dallas address, please provide one form of address verification. A utility or residential service bill, current business mail, or bank statement dated  within ninety (90) days of the date of application
Government-issued driver’s license or ID card Mail or printed electronic statements from a federal, state, county or city  government agency dated within ninety (90) days of the date of application
U.S. Permanent Residency card or Alien Registration Receipt card (Form I-551) USPS change of address confirmation dated within the last thirty (30) days
U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (Forms N-560 or N-561)  Current rent or lease agreement
U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (Forms N-550, N-570, or N-568)  Voter registration card with current address
Verification of Release Form  Checks showing current address
Global Entry Card issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection  Current student registration
Employment Authorization Document or U.S. Work Permit  Current renter’s, homeowners or car insurance policy
Matricula Consular/Consular ID card  Current property tax statement
Passport  Paycheck with name and address imprinted
Work/School ID  Copy of medical record with name and address
Concealed handgun license  Letter on letterhead from shelter
Uniformed Services ID Card  Verification of Release Form
Inmate ID card with photo  Medical insurance card with current address
Online arrest record with photo  Selective services card with current address
Shelter ID card with photo A pre-printed W-2, 1099, or 1098 tax form from an employer, government, or  financial entity for the most recent tax year
Club membership card with photo A valid, unexpired Texas motor vehicle registration or title
YMCA/gym membership card with photo Current form DS2019 or a document issued by the United States Citizenship and  Immigration Services
Texas high school, college, or university report card or transcript for the current  school year