Library Card Sign Up Month 2021

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.

There is nothing more empowering than getting your own library card. It gives you access to technology, resources, and services to pursue your passions and dreams. Anchorage Public Library is here to connect you with education, information and community. Do you have a library card? September is Library Card Signup Month and we’re celebrating with a limited edition “The Child” Library card.

This card is 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.

As always, our classic APL card is FREE to any resident of the Municipality of Anchorage.

Ready to get a card?

Sign Up Today!

Limited Edition Card FAQ

When can I purchase a limited edition “The Child” Library card
September 1-30 2021.

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.

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 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 30th . APL Classic cards will remain available.