Getting a Library Card

How to Apply

To checkout library materials, place materials on hold, or request materials for purchase, you will need a Helen Hall Library card. Please apply in person for your free Helen Hall Library card.

Stop by the Circulation desk and fill out a library card application (PDF) (Solicitúd en español (PDF)). To apply for a card, you must be a resident of the State of Texas and provide proof of name and address; bring with you a driver's license, utility bill, or official mail with a recent postmark that shows your name and current address.

Using Your Card

Having a library card allows you to check out library materials and use the library's public computers.To borrow library materials or access your account in person, by email, over the telephone, or online, you must know your Helen Hall Library card number. On the day that you receive your library card, you may check out four items.

Age Qualifications for Library Cards

  • A child's card is issued to children ages 0 to 10 and is limited to the children's collection. At the parent's request, children under 11 may have the same check-out privileges as young adults.
  • A young adult card is issued to 11 to 16 year olds and allows access to all collections in the library except for R-rated movies.
  • A VIP card is issued to adults 65 years and older.

For questions concerning your library account, please contact the circulation desk at 281-554-1120. Please have your 14-digit library card number ready.