Library Cards

While the library building is closed, you can still apply for a library card online!

Complete an application below and you will be emailed your library card number to gain access to our digital services or to request physical materials that can be picked up curbside or by appointment.

Danbury Residents

Library Cards are available free to all Danbury residents. With your library card you are eligible to check out books, movies, magazines, use the internet and more.

Parents or legal guardians are responsible for all materials issued on cards for children under age 18 and all fees incurred on those items.

For in-person applications or to pick up a physical card, proof of residency is required. Residents may use a current CT drivers license OR a government issued photo ID (such as a passport) with birth date and an official piece of mail with the current Danbury street address.

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Danbury Educators

Danbury Educator cards are available for free to all current Danbury teachers in public and private Danbury schools. Danbury preschool teachers are also eligible. Non-Danbury residents who teach in a Danbury school can apply for a library card that grants full access to all library resources and services that residents enjoy. Please note that non-resident educator cards are for local use at Danbury Library and may not be used at other libraries.

Current resident patrons who are also Danbury teachers are encouraged to complete the form and register to receive helpful information and updates about library services and resources.

Once completed and processed, you will be e-mailed your library card number and will be able to request materials and access online resources right away. For in-person applications or to pick up a physical card, photo identification and proof of employment are required.

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City of Danbury Employees

Employees of the City of Danbury students are eligible to receive Danbury Library cards with full access to digital and physical collections.

Once completed and processed, you will be e-mailed your library card number and will be able to request materials and access online resources right away. For in-person applications or to pick up a physical card, photo identification and proof of employment are required.

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Danbury College Students

Western Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Valley Community College students are eligible to receive Danbury Library cards with full access to digital and physical collections. Cards will expire at the end of the semester. Please contact us to renew your card at the start of the next semester. Please note that student cards issued for non-residents are for local use at Danbury Library and may not be used at other libraries.

Once completed and processed, you will be e-mailed your library card number and will be able to request materials and access online resources right away. For in-person applications or to pick up a physical card, Picture ID and a current school schedule are required.

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Non-Danbury CT Resident Cards

Connecticut residents that do not reside in Danbury can check out materials from the Danbury Library by linking their hometown library card.

Unfortunately, Danbury Library’s digital collections are available only to Danbury Library cardholders. We encourage you to visit your hometown library website to learn about the digital content available to you.

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Out-of-State Resident Cards

A $120 yearly fee is required to obtain a Danbury Library card as a resident of a state outside of Connecticut. Please call 203-797-4505 ext. 7707 or email dgarrison@danburylibrary.org to learn more.

Residents of Homeless Shelters/Transitional Housing

Individuals and families who are residents of a local homeless shelter or transitional housing should reach out to our circulation manager Darlene by calling 203-797-4505 ext. 7707.