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Your first card is free and Hayward residence is not required.
Complete an online Library card application.
Standard library cards are issued to anyone who can verify his or her current California address with acceptable ID. If you do not have ID with your current address, you may be issued a provisional card which allows you to check out one item and use a library computer.
If you have difficulty with the online application, you can print out a paper application and bring it to the library with proper identification.
Hayward Public Library has a policy of open access to all materials and information sources. This means that we do not restrict any item in the collection or limit access to the Internet.
It is a parent’s right and responsibility to guide use by minors and ensure that his/her children use the library according to individual family beliefs. The Internet is a valuable resource for information, but some sites may not provide accurate information while others may, in your judgment, be inappropriate for your child.