Library Cards

Lodi Public Library Do you need a Lodi Public Library card?

 Download a fillable application form (PDF) that you can complete and print off prior to coming into the library. Please bring proper identification which is a photo ID and Proof of Address when you come into the library to obtain your new or replacement library card. Or you can fill out your application on line here Online library card application once your complete your online library card application please email proof of address to  


Any adult 18 years of age and older who is a resident of the State of California can be issued a Lodi Public Library card. Valid picture identification and proof of a permanent address are required. 

The preferred identification is a California Driver’s License or a California identification card. A passport, military identification card, or green card can also be used. A student identification card can be used if the student is 18 or over.

Proof of Address

A document with the person’s name and address printed on it is also required as proof of address if the address on the picture ID is different than your current address. Acceptable documents could include:

  • Car registration
  • Printed check
  • Recent mail received
  • Rent receipt
  • Utility bill


Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian with valid photo identification and proof of address.

Internet Access

Adults and children who want to use the public computers and do not wish to check-out any materials may apply for an Internet card. Adults must provide a valid picture ID for themselves and their children. Proof of permanent address is not required.

Card Security

Due to concerns about the misuse of library card information, the Lodi Public Library requires that patrons have their library cards in hand in order to effect any library transaction, including:

  • Check out materials
  • Use the computers
  • Renew their cards
  • Put money on their cards for copying

Library staff are not permitted to provide library card numbers or perform any library functions using a patron's personal identification.