Are you a Benbrook or 76126 zip code resident looking for immediate access to digital resources? Get a 30-day digital card today!
In order to get your physical library card, which will grant you the ability to check out physical materials and validate your account for three years, please visit us in person before the 30 days expire. You will need to bring your photo ID and a piece of mail with your current address on it. Read below for more details!
Benbrook Residents & 76126
In order to sign up for a resident card, patrons must present a valid state-issued ID with a Benbrook address or zip code in 76126 on it and a piece of recent, first-class mail with the same address.
The checkout limit for a resident card is 50 items, including 10 DVDs (20 per family), 3 Great Courses, 2 video games, 2 kits, 2 BOB books, 1 backpack and 1 eReader, wifi hotspot, Roku streaming stick or laptop computer. With this card, patrons will have access to all of our materials in the library as well as all of our electronic materials, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more. To find a list of all our great online services, please check our digital resources page.
Residents are also able to request up to 10 items via interlibrary loan at any given time.
Fort Worth Residents (not in 76126) & TexShare
If you are a resident of Fort Worth, don't live in zip code 76126, and have a library card with Fort Worth Public Library, you may obtain a TexShare Card from Fort Worth.
Bring that TexShare card, along with a valid state-issued ID and a piece of mail with the same address on it, to our library to obtain one of our cards.
The checkout limit for TexShare cards is 25 items, including 10 DVDs (20 per family), and 3 Great Courses. TexShare cards are able to check out 1 kit, 1 BOB book, and 1 backpack.
TexShare cardholders are unable to check out our technology or electronic offerings and may not request items via interlibrary loan.
If you live outside of Benbrook and Fort Worth city limits, or you are not in the 76126 zip code (see above), and you are not served by one of our MetroShare partner libraries (Burleson, Decatur, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Haslet, Keller, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, or Watuaga), you qualify for a non-resident library card.
To obtain one, come in and provide a valid state-issued ID and a piece of mail with the same address on it.
The checkout limit for non-resident card is 25 items, including 10 DVDs (20 per family), 3 Great Courses, 1 kit, 1 BOB books, 1 backpack, 1 eReader, wifi hotspot, Roku streaming stick or laptop computer.
Non-resident cardholders may request up to 5 items via interlibrary loan at any given time.
Children can have their own card under their parent or guardian's account.
There is no minimum age requirement, anyone under the age of 18 can obtain a library card. Parents or guardians of anyone under 18 must sign an agreement that they will be responsible for their children’s use of the Library before a card is issued to each child.
While some collections are restricted by library card type, including video games and electronic resources, if parents wish to restrict their children (under 18) from borrowing types of materials, it is the responsibility of the parents rather than the Library to enforce that restriction.
If you have a library card with one of our MetroShare partner libraries (Burleson, Decatur, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Haslet, Keller, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, or Watauga), you may use your card at Benbrook Public Library.
The MetroShare Library Consortium is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Grant #LS-252486-OLS-22). (2023)
Visit www.imls.gov for more information regarding the Institute of Museum and Library Services.