Baby Yoda is Back at Your Library!

APL library card with photo of Grogu from the Mandalorian holding a book with the words: "Read. This is the way." APL library card featuring the Anchorage Public Library logo.

Whether you call him "The Child," Baby Yoda or Grogu, the message is the same- Read. This is the way.

Our limited edition cards are back at your Anchorage Public Library. Cards are available with a $5 minimum, in-person, donation to the Friends of The Library when you visit any of our five Anchorage Public Library locations September 1-30 for National Library Card Sign Up Month.

This year we’ve added a special bonus for brand new card holders, a free ride pass from Anchorage People Mover when you sign up in September. As always, our classic APL card is FREE to any resident of the Municipality of Anchorage.

Ready to get a card? Visit us to sign up or upgrade your card.

Limited Edition Card FAQ

When can I purchase a limited edition “The Child” Library card
September 1-30, 2022.

Can the card be purchased online?
No. Limited edition cards are only available, in-person, at one of our five Anchorage Public Library Locations.

Can I get a limited edition card if I already have an APL Card?
Yes. Anyone may purchase a Limited Edition card with a $5 minimum, in-person, donation to the Friends of The Library.

Can I keep my library card number?
Yes. Limited edition cards will automatically come with a new number. If you would like to keep your number please let staff know so they can accommodate.

Can I still get a free library card?
Yes. Classic APL cards are always free as a service of the Municipality of Anchorage.

Is there a limit to the number of limited edition cards I can purchase?
No. However, residents are limited to one public library card/account per person.

Is there a limit to the number of passes I can receive?
Yes. Only one pass will be issued per new library card account.

What qualifies as a “new account” to receive a ride pass?
New accounts are for any patron who is “no longer in the APL system” and register for a new card. Temporary, renewed, or upgraded cards are not eligible.

Can kids have limited edition cards?
Yes. Anyone may purchase a Limited Edition card with a $5 minimum, in-person, donation to the Friends of The Library.

Can kids get a free ride pass?
Yes. However, only one pass will be issued per new library card account.

Can I gift a limited edition card?
No. Library cards must be applied for in person by the card holder. If the card is for a minor child, the child must be present with an adult caregiver.

What if I miss the deadline?
Limited edition cards will return to a galaxy far, far away after September 30. APL Classic cards will remain available.