Using the Library

How to Get a Library Card

If You Live Inside the City of Cedar Park's Taxing District

If You Live Outside Cedar Park

Do you live in an area that does not pay taxes to any library? Do you have a different home library but want a TexShare card? Would you like to be a Cedar Park Library Card subscriber? Learn more about out of district cards. You should:

If you have questions, please call 512-401-5600, ext. 0 or email the Information Desk.

Renewing Your Library Card

We are able to offer renewals over the phone to resident members and out of district members who have purchased a card. Please call 512-401-5600, ext. 0. All TexShare members may renew in person at the Library with an up-to-date photo ID, your home library card, and your current TexShare card issued by your home library.

Note: Call libraries you plan to visit to confirm their active participation in the TexShare program at this time. Find complete information about TexShare on the Texas State Library website.

Guidelines & Availability

OptionsCedar Park ResidentTexshare CardBuy a Card
What is AvailableCheck out 100 items plus Digital ContentCheck out 50 itemsCheck out 100 items plus Digital Content
Signing upAn up-to-date photo ID
  • Your home library card
  • Your current TexShare card (issued by your home library)
  • An up-to-date photo ID
An up-to-date photo ID
Other GuidelinesMust reside within the City of Cedar Park taxing districtYour home library may have restrictions or a waiting period; for more information, visit the Texas State Library website
  • $35 for 1 year card
  • $20 for 6 month card
  • $10 for 3 month card


Check out Rules

  • You must present your library card or a photo ID each time you check out materials.
  • You are responsible for loss or damage to library materials checked out on your library account. If a library material is lost or damaged, please contact the Library to discuss options for replacement or payment.
  • Accounts with fees totaling more than $10 or library materials unreturned for more than 14 days will be blocked from checking out materials.
  1. Number of Items
  2. Number of Holds
  3. Loan Period
  4. Renewals

Full Access Number of Items

  • Books, Graphic Novels: 100
  • Music CDs, Audio Books, Magazines: 35
  • DVDs: 35
  • Total: 100

TexShare Number of Items

  • Books, Graphic Novels: 50
  • Music CDs, Audio Books, Magazines: 35
  • DVDs: 35
  • Total: 50


Membership Types

  • Full-Access Members: Cedar Park residents and paid out-of-district accounts
  • TexShare Members: TexShare users from other libraries

Placing Holds

You may place up to 15 holds at a time:

  • You may place holds on checked out or on shelf items
  • Once a hold becomes available, you have five days to pick up the item

Interlibrary Loans

You can borrow items from libraries around the country using Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

  • Items are picked up from and returned to the Cedar Park Public Library.
  • There is a $1 fee, due at the time of pick-up, to cover the cost of shipping the item back to the lending library

Paying a Library Fine

The Library offers several payment options:

  • Payment in person at 550 Discovery Boulevard with Visa/Mastercard
  • Payment over the phone with Visa/Mastercard by calling 512-401-5600, ext. 0
  • Payment by mail with cash or check to:
    Cedar Park Public Library
    500 Discovery Boulevard
    Cedar Park, TX, 78613

Important Details if Your Account Has Gone to Collections

If you have a Library account that has been referred to Credit Systems International Inc (CSII), library staff are able to take payment on the account in person at the Library. You may also contact CSII directly at 800-316-8064 or via the CSII website.

World Languages Available for All Age Groups

  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Safety

The City of Cedar Park Public Library has protocols and procedures in place for keeping patrons safe while using the facility. Library staff are trained on how to respond to multiple types of events, including but not limited to:

  • Searching for missing children (Code Adam)
  • Evacuating for fire emergencies
  • Sheltering-in-place during severe weather, etc. There is a NOAA weather radio in the staff area to monitor any emergency broadcasts.
  • Additionally there is an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the public area that can be used if the need arises.