How to Get a Library Card
To apply for a library card, complete an application at either the Harrison Library or
Park Branch. The library requires identification which verifies your address in Monterey,
Santa Cruz, or San Benito counties.
Proof of address can include:
- Driver's License
- Printed Bank Checks
- Rental Agreement
The library does not accept the following for the purpose of identification:
- Utility Bill
- Property Tax Statement
- Other Library Cards
- Business Cards
Universal Borrowing: If you live in the State of California, you are
eligible to sign up for a free library card. All you need to do is bring in your library
card from your home library AND a photo ID.
Children Under 14: A parent or legal guardian's signature is required
for children under 14.
Secondary School Students: A student ID card is accepted for secondary
YOUR LIBRARY CARD IS YOUR PASSPORT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BORROW LIBRARY MATERIALS. PLEASE
BE SURE TO BRING IT WITH YOU IF YOU WISH TO CHECK OUT LIBRARY MATERIALS.
Library Card Fees
The Harrison Memorial Library provides free library services to residents of
California. The library receives NO DIRECT TAX DOLLARS for providing these services to
community members who are not residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Gifts to
The Carmel Public Library Foundation and
Friends of Harrison Memorial Library provide the ONLY funds
available to purchase new books, magazines, audio visual materials and computer
Visitors from outside of California may obtain a library card for a fee of $5 per
month. Proof of home residence is required.
A replacement fee of $2 is charged for a lost library card.