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 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.
If you live outside of Benbrook and the 76126 zip code and are not served by one of our MetroShare partner libraries (Burleson, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Keller, Richland Hills, 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 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 carsholders are unable to check out our technology or electronic offerings and may not request items via interlibrary loan.