75th-Anniversary Special-Edition Library Card Released for Library-Card Sign-Up Month

Black library card with FBCL logo and 75th Anniversary in gold, with gold confetti

September 2022

In recognition of its 75th Anniversary in 2022, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is releasing a limited-edition commemorative library card during National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. The anniversary cards are now available!

FBCL cards are free to all Texas residents. New library users who apply for a FBCL card for the first time in September will automatically receive the special-edition anniversary library card.

To apply for a library card, visit any FBCL location during business hours. One of the following forms of a valid, unexpired photo ID must be provided to show proof of identification: a valid, unexpired government-issued photo ID, passports from any country, or any state driver license.

If the photo ID does not include a current address, bring a separate document to validate this information (mail, utility bill, etc. from the last 30 days).

Current FBCL cardholders, who would like to receive a special limited-edition library card, may pay a replacement fee of $2.00 to receive the anniversary card. The new card will have a new barcode number, and their existing account number will change.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month is part of a nationwide initiative by the American Library Association to encourage everyone to reach out to their local libraries to get a free library card. Library cards provide free access to numerous resources for people of all ages, from homework help and recreational reading to DIY resources and business/investment research tools.

In addition to books and ebooks for the whole family, a library card provides free access to movies, music, computers, Internet, and much more. Library cardholders also gain access to many of the libraries’ online resources, which contain authoritative research information that Google and Yahoo cannot access. Click here to learn more about all the features available with a library card.

For more information on how to get a library card, call any branch library or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).