How to Get a Library Card

A valid library card is required to check out materials from the library at all times. The Taos Public Library issues library cards free of charge to any resident of the Town of Taos and Taos County.

New cards or replacement cards will not be issued 15 minutes prior to closing.

Obtaining a Library Card

To obtain an adult library card, applicants must be 19 years old and have identification that includes a picture ID and proof of current local mailing address, along with a completed signed application form.

Forms of acceptable proof with applicants name and current address visible are:

  • Car registration
  • Mail received from the Post Office that is not General Delivery or In Care Of
  • Pre-printed checkbook with local address

Temporary Cards

Applicants who are part time or temporary residents or who have General Delivery or In Care of addresses or a business card from a local motel as an address may apply for a temporary card.


Children between the ages of 5 and 18 must have a parent or guardian take responsibility to obtain a library card. Parents or guardians are required to obtain a library card, show identification and sign the application form for the child to have a library card.

Lost of Stolen Cards

Library cards are not transferable. If cards are lost or stolen, please notify the library immediately.