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Get a Library Card

Having an Alvin Sherman Library Card gives you access to our collection, award-winning programs, events, and exhibits, and the full academic resources of one of the nation's major independent universities.

Library Card

The Alvin Sherman Library is pleased to present our patrons with three different types of library cards for our users! We have an Alvin Sherman Library Card, Sharkey’s Crew Card, or an E-Card!

How do I know which card to choose?

The ASL Library Card has a twilight picture of the building.

Alvin Sherman Library Card

Most patrons are eligible for an Alvin Sherman Card. This card is available to everyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Broward County. It is different than a Broward County Library Card.

Apply & Pickup
or Print Application


The E-Card is for Broward County Library users who have a card in good standing with the county library system. The E-Card allows you to get a library card immediately by applying.

Get an E-Card

There is no physical E-Card. Image for illustrative purposes only.

Sharkey's Crew Card

Sharkey’s Crew Card

Finally, we have the new Sharkey’s Crew Card! This card was made with our littlest patrons in mind and serves as a kids card (although any Alvin Sherman Card holder can exchange an existing card for $1).

Apply & Pickup
or Print Application

How do I apply?

If you do not have a current Broward County Library Card, you have to apply in person at the circulation desk on the first floor. To save time, you can pre-register online or print an application. You will need either a Florida driver’s license or an ID Card issued by the DMV.

If these aren’t available, please bring two forms of identification from the following list–one has to have a photo–that can verify your eligibility and current address.

  • passport
  • school ID card
  • other government-issued photo ID
  • employee ID card
  • printed personal check
  • credit card statement
  • rental or property tax receipt
  • business mail with current postmark.

If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian is responsible for the issuance of your library card.

Oops. I lost my card

That’s alright. It happens. Call our circulation department ((954) 262-4601) and report your card lost or stolen. Replacement cards are one ($1) dollar.