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Educational institution cards may be issued to teachers and child-care leaders from eligible institutions.  These include elementary, middle and high schools as well as day-care centers located in Tulsa County or within the city limits of Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sperry and Skiatook. 

The card is issued in the name of the institution to allow for classroom use of library materials.  The teacher or child care leader is responsible for the material borrowed on the card. Multiple cards may be issued to a single institution with proper authorization.

This card is for classroom purposes only, not for personal use.  Teachers and child-care leaders must present verification of employment, valid photo identification, and proof of current mailing address to obtain the card.  Educational institution cards expire August 1 each year and may be renewed with updated verification of employment.

Print materials and CDs are checked out for 42 days but may not be renewed.  Videos, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs check out for 14 days and may be renewed 100 times for a checkout period totaling up to one year.  Fines are charged at the same rate as regular cards.  Librarians may impose item limits for high demand subject areas.

For questions regarding educational institution cards, please contact the AskUs Hotline at 918-549-READ (7323) or at

Library cards are typically valid for 2 years.

Library cards must be renewed in person. Photo identification and verification of local address are required. If your photo identification does not have your current address we will accept recently postmarked mail to the current address for verification. The library also provides a free postcard that can be mailed to the customer’s current residential address  to be used as verification. Other forms of address verification may be accepted. For further information please contact the Central Circulation Department at 918.549.7444.

Library cards are available for children of any age.

Customers who live within the city limits of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Skiatook , Sperry and Tulsa also qualify for a free library card.

Customers that do not  live in Tulsa County and do not meet the above criteria may pay $50.00 per year for full access to Tulsa-City County Library  services. The $50.00 fee covers all family members in the household. Please note that eBooks and downloadable audio books may not be checked out with this type of library card.


To qualify for a free library card, someone in your household must live, work, go to school or pay property taxes in Tulsa County, or live, work or go to school within the city limits of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Skiatook, Sperry or Tulsa. If you do not meet the requirements for a card, you may purchase one for $50 per household per year.

  • Customers wishing to receive a library card should fill out an application available at any Tulsa City-County Library location.
  • Adults are required to provide photo identification and verify current residential address.
  • Minors (17 and younger) may receive a card signed for by the parent or legal guardian or apply for a Unaccompanied Minor card to be mailed to the parent/legal guardians home address.

Additionally you may apply for a card online.

  • We will mail your new card to your home address.
  • After you receive your new card, please bring it with you to any Tulsa City-County Library location to activate it. Please also bring a photo ID. If your photo ID does not show your current address, please bring a recently postmarked mail with your name and current address on it for proof of residency.