Library Accounts

The Library will be performing network equipment maintenance on Thursday, November 15th, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The outage to our Library website is expected to last 1-2 hours.


  • Fill out the online registration form and submit.
  • A response will return immediately with your eCard number if an email address was submitted. There will also be an email sent with a “New Customer Notification” subject line, confirming your eCard number. eCards are valid for 5 years. Keep the email or print out your new library card number.
  • Once you have your eCard, you may immediately use any of our remotely-available electronic resources* and place holds (requests) on items. You must replace your e-Card with a full-service card when you come to the library to check-out items. [*Exceptions do apply]
  • Please note: eCards are available for Alameda County residents only.

If you are having problems with the registration form, please either contact your local branch or submit your problem with Ask Us! our online help system.

Lost Cards

  • Your library card is valid for a period of 5 years. When you see the message "your registration has expired", you will need to renew your registration information in person at one of our branches in order to remove this block.
  • If you lose your card (eCard or full-service) call the library immediately. We will block it from being used. You must call the branch to cancel your eCard before you will be able to re-apply online.

Full-Service, In-Person Registration

These cards are available to anyone living, working or going to school in the state of California.

You may print out a copy of our registration form in advance to bring with you to the library. Registration form in Espanol, Simplified Chinese 简体中文 or Traditional Chinese 繁体中文. (see below)

To receive a card:         

  • You will need identification with name and current address.
  • Acceptable identification includes: California driver's license or California ID, checkbook with preprinted address, a rental agreement, a property lease or deed, a property tax receipt, or postmarked mail.
  • Children under 14 may receive a card the day of application if the registration form is signed by the parent or legal guardian and includes the parent's driver's license.
  • You may also fill out a library card application online in the library at any of the library's catalog stations. Click on application, fill out and submit.
  • Bring your current identification to the membership/accounts desk at your library.
  • The staff person will check and finalize the application and give you a library card.
  • All information in our files is kept confidential.
  • Library Card Registration Form (English)
  • Chinese Simplified Registration Form 简体中文
  • Chinese Traditional Registration Form  繁体中文

Fremont Main Library Phone