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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.

Broward County Library Cardholders

Use your Broward County Library Card to get immediate access using our e-card.

Get an E-Card

Other Ways to Apply

If you don’t have a Broward County Library card, you can apply online for our Alvin Sherman Library Card and pick up your card in person.

Apply & Pickup   or Print Application

Library Card

We have a unique reciprocal relationship with Broward County Board of County Commissioners so that everyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Broward County can have an Alvin Sherman Library Card. A Broward County Library Card is different from ours. Here’s what ours looks like:

The ASL Library Card has a twilight picture of the building.
The library sure does look awesome, huh?

Even though they’re different, if your Broward County Library Card is in good standing you can get an Alvin Sherman Library Card immediately. It takes just one minute.

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, ID isn’t required. Your parent or guardian’s signature on the library card application will do just fine.

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.