Digital Access Card

Applying for a Digital Access Library Card

Schertz Public Library offers a digital access card, free of charge, to all residents in the Library's legal service area (defined as the Cities of Schertz, Cibolo, Selma, and Guadalupe County.) In addition, all students attending Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD (SCUCISD) are eligible for a Digital Access card. To obtain a digital access card, applicants must be 12 and older and present, in person, proof of residence and a photo ID. SCUCISD students may use their current school ID as both proof of residence and photo ID. 

Digital access cards can be upgraded to a full service library card. Photo ID and proof of residence must be presented in-person at the library to complete the upgrade. For digital access card-holders under the age of eighteen (18), a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult with the required identification must be present with the applicant for co-signature in order to upgrade the card. A responsible adult is defined as a person who is related to the child and willing to guarantee and be responsible for the child’s use of the library materials.

Non-residents (anyone who is not a member of the Library's legal service area) can also apply for a digital access card, but must pay a $15.00 annual fee. In-person presentation of photo ID and proof of address is required.


If you lose your library card or if it is stolen, notify the library immediately.  Once notified, we will block the card so that it can no longer be used.  You remain responsible for all use made of your lost/stolen card prior to reporting it to the library. There is a $1.00 replacement fee for lost cards.

Library cards expire 24 months (12 months for non-residents) from the date of issue so that the library may update patron information. Identification and proof of residence must be presented in person at renewal.  DO NOT throw the card away as it is simply updated on the computer—the card itself is reused.


You will need your library card number and PIN to access digital content, computers, or your online account. You have access to the following with your card:

  • Downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks through OverDrive,  cloudLibrary and SimplyE
  • Streaming video through Kanopy
  • Online newspapers through America’s News  
  • Live online tutoring via Brainfuse 
  • Language learning via Rocket Languages 
  • Weiss Financial Ratings well as several other online resources!

The library does not restrict minors from checking out any item that is available for checkout. Parents or legal guardians are solely responsible for deciding which library resources are appropriate for their children.