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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is a library card free?

Yes, there is no cost to obtain a library card.

How do I get a library card?

To receive a Broward County Library Card, you need to fill out an application available at any branch and provide ID and residency information. You can also apply online.

Click here to apply via an online application.

Click here to view forms of ID.

How can I find my local library?

Click here to view a .pdf version of our Library Locator Page.

Click here to search by your zip code.

How can I find the hours, address, or telephone number of my local library?

Click here to view the How to Find Your Library page.

Can I return items to any branch?

Yes. You can check out materials and return them to any Broward County Library.

How long can I check out books, DVDs, videos, or paperbacks for? What are the fines if I am overdue? Can I renew materials?

Click here to view our materials page for check-out periods, late fees, and renewal periods.

How do I renew materials?

You can renew materials at your local branch, by telephone at 954-357-7444, or on the website. Click here to see how to renew instantly online.

How do I put a hold on materials?

Click here to see how to place a hold online.

Where do I find information about monthly programs at Broward County Library?

Information about programs, events, displays, and classes can be found in the library's monthly magazine, Bookings. Click here to view a .pdf version of the magazine. You can also pick-up a copy of Bookings at any Broward County Library location.

How do I ask a librarian a question?

How do I recommend a book for the catalog?

Click here to recommend a book.

How to I make a suggestion about a program or give feedback?

Click here to enter a suggestion in our E-Suggestion Box. You can also give feedback at any location with a Tell Us About Your Visit Form.

How do I subscribe to the E-Newsletter?

Click here to subscribe to the E-Newsletter. Simply enter your name and e-mail address and you will be added to the mailing list.

What is Broward etutor?

Broward etutor is our free online homework help program. Click here to access it. You will need to have your Broward County Library card available to use Broward etutor.

Where can I find the latest press releases from Broward County Library?

Click here to visit our Library News page.

Do you have online databases?

Yes, we offer an extensive amount of free databases. Click here to access our databases. You will need to have your Broward County Library card available to use our databases outside of a library location.

How can I find a job or apply for a job at Broward County Library?

Click here to view

How do I use a computer at the library?

You must have a valid library card or provide a photo identification to obtain a temporary computer card.

How do I look up a book online?

Click here to go to the Broward County Library catalog.

How do I volunteer at the Library?

Contact the library where you wish to volunteer for details. All volunteers regardless of age are subject to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check and must clear this background check before beginning volunteer service.

If you would like to suggest a FAQ, please click here to e-mail us.