Library Cards

Free Library Cards

Library cards are free to residents of San Marcos and Hays County. Children from Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, who reside in SMCISD boundaries, are also eligible for a free card. Residential and full service cardholders may borrow up to 20 items at a time.

Library Cards for a Fee

Out of county residents may purchase a full service card for $54.00 per year or $27.00 for three months. For a fee of $10.75, a limited service card is available for 3 months with a loan limit of two items at a time.

Computer Usage

All card holders in good standing are eligible to use library computers and online resources.


Photo identification and verification of current mailing address are required to get a library card. For details, please see the Circulation Policy.