The Seattle Public Library

Your Account

December 11, 2017

Thank you!

Your card application is complete.



What To Do Next:

  1. Create an account using your temporary library card number and PIN
  2. Search the catalog
  3. Place up to 5 items on hold
  4. Pick up your permanent library card within 6 weeks
  5. It is important that you save this temporarary card number
  6. Learn how to download e-books

How to Pick Up your Permanent Library Card

Come to any location of The Seattle Public Library and bring the following:

  • your temporary library card number
  • your current photo ID
  • proof of residence if not shown on your photo ID

You must pick up your permanent Library card within six weeks or your account will be deactivated.  If you have any questions, please call Borrower Services at 206-386-4190.

Once I have my permanent card, I can:


More Library services available to you:


What else should I know about Library cards?

  • Visitors and non-resident? You can buy a Library card.
  • Lose your card? There is a $1 replacement fee.
  • Card lost or stolen? Call Borrower Services at 206-386-4190. Let us know immediately - you are responsible for any borrowed items.

Executive Director and Chief Librarian Librarian Marcellus Turner with Library cards from The Seattle Public Library

Come in and pick one of these great card designs:

Your choice of 6 great Library card designs