As of March 1, 2021, the San Leandro Public Library has eliminated its fee card policy. This means that any California resident can apply for and receive a San Leandro Public Library Card. To learn how to apply online, click here.
The Library issues free Library cards to anyone residing in California.
Library cardholders agree to obey the rules and regulations of the San Leandro Public Library and to abide by the borrower’s agreement.
Library card and borrowing regulations may change as needed to respond to community needs.
The Library cardholder may borrow circulating Library materials, use the Library's Internet stations, and access electronic resources and materials.
A Library card is issued to an individual, who agrees to:
Parents or guardians of cardholders under the age of 18 are responsible for the above.
While the library remains closed due to COVID19, please apply for a temporary library account online. To get started, email our Circulation Department (Circulation@sanleandro.org) with the following information:
Please note this is a temporary Library account. If in the future when the Library reopens you would like a permanent San Leandro Public Library account, your account will need to be activated in person. To activate your account, you will need to:
We hope to supply San Leandro Public Library account information within 48 hours of your request (subject to change depending on amount of requests we receive). If you already have a San Leandro Public Library account, and need access to your card number or PIN, please email Circulation@sanleandro.org to request this information.
Visit any library location, complete a short application (for a new card only), and present the following:
A valid California ID with current residence address.
OR, one item from EACH of the following two lists:
Please note: Library card applications for children ages 4 to 13 must be submitted and signed in person by a parent or guardian. The child or children must be present. The signature grants permission to the San Leandro Public Library to issue a library card and allow the minor access to the library’s computers.
More information coming soon!
Your library account PIN is the last four digits of the phone number you supplied when you applied for your library card. If you are unsure of your PIN, or need to update you PIN, please email Circulation@sanleandro.org for assistance.
Homebound patrons may authorize use of their library card by filling out an authorization form: San Leandro Public Library Authorization form.
If you need any assistance with your library account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-577-3971 during Virtual Information Service hours.