How do I get a New Braunfels Public Library card?

Any resident with a New Braunfels address (now including all 78130 and 78132 addresses) can obtain a free library card. To obtain a library card, please come to the library with a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and proof of residence, and library staff will direct you to our self-signup station.

You can also apply for a library card online here — click "Sign Up" in the upper righthand corner and fill out the form. You can apply for a card with full borrowing privileges by uploading a document such as your driver’s license; otherwise, you will receive an Internet card for access to eResources. 


  • Those who live outside of city limits may obtain a non-resident card for $25 per year.
  • School-age children who live outside of the city limits are eligible for non-resident student card for $10 per year.
  • Part-time residents may obtain a half-year card for $15.

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1. When is the library open?
2. Where is the library located?
3. How do I get a New Braunfels Public Library card?
4. How do I access my account online?
5. Does the library offer computers with Internet access and printing capability?
6. Does the library offer Wireless internet access? Is printing available?
7. Where can I find out what’s going on at the library?
8. What is the loan period for materials?
9. What are your policies on fees for lost or damaged items?
10. How do I renew an item I have checked out?
11. Are there restrictions on borrowing?
12. Is there a limit on materials that may be checked out?
13. Does the library charge fines for late materials?
14. Does the library offer free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks?
15. Does the library have electronic resources for learning and research?
16. Can I borrow items from other libraries?
17. Where is the Westside Community Center located? When is it open?
18. Does the library offer fax and scanning services?
19. Does the library have Meeting Rooms and Study Rooms available for public use?
20. Are the library’s policies available for review?
21. Does the library accept donations?
22. More Donation FAQs