Library Card & Loan Information

On this page, you will find all the information about how to get a library card, how to use it, and the services you can access.

Library Cards
Thank you for your interest in the City of Parkland Library. As a cardholder, you will be able to borrow a variety of materials including books, DVDs, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks and streaming services and also to register for library programs. Please read the following information to understand how to get a library card.

Age Eligibility for Library Cards Juveniles 5 to 17 with parental signature and identification; adults with proper identification
Parkland Residents
One photo ID: Driver's license or learner's permit*, passport, school or other photo identification
And one proof of address: Driver's license or learner's permit*, utility bill, lease agreement or voter's
registration card, all with Parkland address.
Effective October 1, 2018. Non-residents, 5 years or older, may register for a non-resident card.
Non-residents must present one photo ID and one proof of address.Documents accepted for non-residents
are the same as listed above for Parkland residents. The cost of the non-resident card is $100 per card.
The card expires one year from the date of issue.
Parkland Teachers (defined at right)
Teachers who teach at one of the five public Broward County schools in Parkland, Mary Help of
Christians, Somerset Parkland Academy or one of the six preschools in Parkland are eligible to receive one card in their name at no charge. The card expires on August 15 of each year.
One photo ID and one proof of address (see accepted documents listed above) and one photo proof of school identification is also required.
Parkland Business Owners
 One photo ID and one proof of address (see accepted documents listed above) and one proof of Parkland
 business ownership for the applicant is also required. Only the business owner may apply for a free card.

*A driver's license and learner's permit each may count as proof of address and photo ID. The library reserves the right to request additional proof of identity on any and all applications.

General Policies

1) For Parkland residents, library cards expire and must be renewed every two years from date of issue.
2) For non-residents, library cards expire and must be renewed one year from date of issue. Also, non-residents must pay $100 in order to renew the library card for another year.
3) All children’s programs and some programs for adults require a library card in order to register for the program. Program registration requirements are posted for each program on the library’s website.
4) Lost library cards can be replaced for $3.00 regardless of the type of card.
5) Anyone who uses the library must abide by the behavior policy posted on the library’s premises and which is also stated below:
The Parkland Library is a safe place for our community to participate in educational, cultural and personal development. Guidelines encourage positive use of a shared public facility. Engaging in behavior that compromises the comfort and use of the facility, including the library collections, may result in the forfeit of privileges.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the library 954.757.4200.

​Loan Information
With a library card, you can loan, renew, and reserve materials, as well as get access to eBooks and other online materials.

You may borrow up to 20 items, with a maximum of 5 DVDs (does not include online materials i.e. eBooks).


Library Materials

Loan Period 

Overdue Fines | Maximum Fine**

Common materials (i.e. books) 3 weeks  $0.25 per item, per day | $5.00 maximum
New fiction collection 2 weeks $0.25 per item, per day | $5.00 maximum
Book discussion group books 2 weeks $0.25 per item, per day | $5.00 maximum
Magazines* 1 week $0.25 per item, per day | $5.00 maximum
DVDs 1 week $1 per item, per day | $15.00 maximum
eBooks and other online material  2 weeks No fines
Non-pickup of reserved item/requested item    $1 per item
 Lost material    $1 per item plus cost of the item
*The newest periodicals and magazines cannot be loaned.
**The fines apply to each item that is borrowed.  If three books reach the maximum fine value, for example, the total is $15.00.
***Having overdue items and/or fines of $5.00 or more will prevent you from checking out more items. 

If you want to keep a material for more time, you can renew it for the same loan period (with the exception of online material i.e. eBooks).
  • To renew a material, you can log in to your account on the catalog (username: your library card number, password: the last four digits of the phone number you used to set up the card), click "My Account," and click "Renew" in the due date column for the book you want to renew.
    You also may call 954.757.4200 to renew.
  • Note that if the item you want to renew is reserved by another patron, you cannot renew that item.
  • You can renew a material up to two times
If you want to ensure access to a particular book, you can reserve it while it is in the library or on loan.
  • Email and phone notifications are sent when the item becomes available.
  • To reserve a material, you can log in to your account on the catalog (username: your library card number, password: the last four digits of the phone number you used to set up the card), search for the material you want, click the check to the left of the material, and click reserve.
    You also may call 954.757.4200 to reserve items.
Return Locations
Please return books and other borrowed physical materials to the following places:
  • Return slots near each circulation desk
  • Drive-up book drop in the Library's parking lot, open 24/7
Items on Request (Inter-library Loans)
If we do not have the material you request, we will order it from another library and get it to you as soon as possible
  • You may call 954.757.4200 to make requests or you may also request the material in-person.
​Additional Services

Self Service Printing

  • Black-and-white:  $0.15 per page

Self Service Photocopying

  • Black-and-white:  $0.15 per page
  • Color: $0.75