Library Cards

Mesquite Public Library System library cards are available at no charge to all residents of the state of Texas. To apply for a library card, complete an application in person at the checkout desk at either the Mesquite Main Library or the Mesquite North Branch Library and present a current photo ID and proof of your current residence address. 

Acceptable Photo ID
  • Current Texas driver’s license
  • Texas Department of Public Safety 
  • ID card issued by a recreation department or school
  • Employee ID
  • Passport
  • Resident Alien Registration Card
  • Military ID
  • Any other document of an official nature that includes name and photo
Acceptable Proof of Current Address in Your Name
  • Current Texas driver’s license, temporary driver’s license or learner’s permit
  • Texas Department of Public Safety ID
  • Current utility bill (telephone, water, electricity, natural gas, cable) 
  • Current property tax receipt
  • Current report card issued from a school
  • Current personalized check
  • Voter’s registration card
  • Official rent receipt, rental agreement, contract or lease
  • Personalized checkbook
  • Any other document of an official natures that supplies proof of residence
Library Card Application
A library card is issued for a period of three years. At that time, we will ask to re-verify your information to extend the card for another three years. 

A parent or legal guardian can apply for a library card for a child 13 years old and younger. Teens aged 14-17 years can apply for a library card on their own; a parent’s signature is required on the application to allow access to the library’s Internet Access computers and Freegal Movies. 

Borrowing Items
You may borrow two items when you first apply. After that first visit, you can borrow as many books as you need; there will be limits on the number of other items that can be borrowed at a time. 

Loan Periods
Most items can be borrowed for a three week period; the exceptions are DVDs and Video Cassettes which can be borrowed for one week. OverDrive e-books and audiobooks can be borrowed for two weeks.

Items can be renewed for an additional loan period unless:
  • A hold has been placed on the item
  • The item is already overdue
  • There are overdue or unpaid fines totaling $5.00 or more on the card
Renewals can be made in person at the checkout desk at either the Mesquite Main Library or the Mesquite North Branch Library, over the telephone at 972-216-6220 (Main Library) or 972-681-0465 (North Branch Library), or online at the My Account section of the library catalog. To renew materials online, you will need your library card number and PIN. 

For answers to more questions about Library Cards, please read the Circulation Policy