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Using Your Library: Special Cards

Everything you need to know about the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Children's Cards

Registering for a Child's Card

  • A child's card is issued to applicants who are under 11 years old and meet other criteria.  
  • A parent or guardian must be with the child to co-sign the registration form. The parent or guardian's picture identification may be used for the child.
  • The parent or guardian is responsible for the use of the child's card: any fines, damages or lost items must be paid.
  • Children who live in a reciprocal parish, must get an authorization form filled out by their parish library before they can register.

Registering For a Card If You Are 12 To 14 Years Old

A Tween card is issued to applicants who are 12 to 14 years old and meet other criteria.

  • A parent or guardian must be with the tween to provide picture ID and proof of current address as well as to sign both the application and the card.
  • This card can be used to check out items from the Teen and Children’s collections.
  • Fines are charged for overdue items. If an item is lost or damaged, payment will be required.
  • The parent or guardian is responsible for the use of the Tween’s card and any fines, damages, or lost items must be paid.
  • A Tween card can be exchanged for a Teen card when the tween is 15 years old.

Special Student Cards

Registering for an Adult Student Card

  • A college or high school student who lives in a reciprocal parish, must have an authorization form filled out by his/her parish librarian.
  • A college student who lives on campus, but has a permanent home address outside of our reciprocal parishes, must provide proof of current enrollment, a picture ID, proof of permanent home address and/or proof of a local mailing address.

Registering For a Card If You Are 15 To 17 Years Old

  • The Teen must provide picture ID and proof of address. If he does not have this, a parent or guardian must be present and provide the necessary proof.
  • The teen and his parents are responsible for the use of the Teen card.
  • The card can be used to check out items from the entire library collection.
  • Fines will be charged for overdue items. If an item is lost or damaged, payment will be required.
  • A Teen card may be exchanged for an adult card when the teen is 18 years old.

Privileged Retired Persons

Senior citizens get special checkout privileges!! 

  • 6 week checkout and renewal for items that don't have a hold list.