Library Card FAQs

The Lake Dallas Public Library issues a library card for free to any person or persons that meet the requirements of a Lake Dallas or Shady Shores resident, City of Lake Dallas or Town of Shady Shores employee, or Lake Dallas Independent School District employee as listed below.

Identification

A current address is required for communication with patrons. If an individual’s state issued ID or driver’s license displays their current address, it is the only form of identification required.
Library cards shall be issued after verification of identity and residence. Patrons will not be issued a library card if they cannot provide a photo ID and proof of residency.

Photo ID 

Driver’s License
State Identification Card
Matriculation Card
Passport
School ID (with photo)

Address Verification 

Any Photo ID with current residency listed
Voter registration
Utility Bill
Lease
Mail received within the last 30 days


Resident

A card applicant who presents proper identification that they are a permanent resident of Lake Dallas or Shady Shores is eligible for a free library card. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Those applicants who are 15 years of age or younger must have a parent or legal guardian present in order to procure a library card.
In order to procure a card for an individual 15 years of age or younger, a parent or legal guardian must apply in person with the child. The parent or legal guardian must provide photo ID and address verification for themselves, as if they are applying for their own library card. If the child is unavailable, the parent or legal guardian must provide their own photo ID and address verification, as well as one of the following documents on behalf of the child:

Passport
Birth Certificate
Report Card
Photo ID

Library cards for residents expire every three years, at which time the card holder will need to renew their card in person at the Lake Dallas Public Library.

Lake Dallas or Shady Shores Employee 

Card applicants who are employed by the City of Lake Dallas or the Town of Shady Shores are eligible for a free library card.
City and Town staff must supply a valid photo ID, proof of residency, and their City or Town photo ID. City and Town library cards are good for one year.

Lake Dallas Independent School District Employees

Employees of the Lake Dallas Independent School District are eligible for a free library card.
LDISD employees must supply a valid photo ID, proof of residency, and their LDISD badge. LDISD library cards are good for one year.

Non-Resident 

Card applicants who do not live in Lake Dallas or Shady Shores are eligible for a library card for a $25.00 a year fee.
Library cards for non-residents expire every year, at which time the card holder will need to renew their card in person at the Lake Dallas Public Library and pay the yearly fee of $25.00.
To procure a card for an individual 15 years of age or younger, the parent or legal guardian must follow the same procedure stated above for residents with the addition of the $25.00 fee for the card.