Get a Library Card
There are two ways for Texas residents to become registered library patrons:
- Apply in person at the library with a valid form of Texas identification — see our library use policy for details about registering in person. Library cards obtained in person are valid for 1 year, can be renewed, and come with borrowing privileges. Your library card number also serves as your TexLaw ID. With your TexLaw ID, you can access some of our library resources from home, including our digital collection of e-books and practice guides.
- Apply for a TexLaw ID online. TexLaw IDs obtained via our online patron registration form will grant you access from home to certain library databases and our digital collection of e-books and practice guides for a period of 6 months. If you require further access to these resources after your initial 6 months, please complete the online renewal form. You must be a Texas resident to receive a TexLaw ID.
To borrow materials in print or access our full set of library databases, you must come to the library in person and present a valid form of Texas identification.
To receive a TexLaw ID, please follow the registration link below to complete a patron registration form. Or if you have previously registered with us online and need to renew your TexLaw ID for another 6 months, follow the renewal link. Please note that all online renewals are for 6 months, even if you previously registered in person. Only in-person registrations and renewals are for 1 year periods. Library staff will review your application and e-mail you once your application has been processed — you will hear from us within one business day.
In order to verify Texas residency using the internet, we require that you allow your browser to determine your location via geolocation. See this informational page for details about how geolocation works and which browsers are compatible.
When you click on the registration link below, your browser will request your permission to determine your location. If you do not wish to allow this, you cannot register for a TexLaw ID online — you will have to visit the library in person.