Enjoy fine-free borrowing with the official library card for children up to the age of six.
A card of their own
With the First Card, your child can borrow books using their own library card.
It’s illustrated with Olivia, a rather popular character.
No late fees
Forget to renew? Can’t make it to the library? No problem.
There are no fines for overdue books checked out with the First Card.
As long as you return your books before they’re considered lost, you won’t be charged.
Fill your bag without worry
Bring home enough books to keep you and your child entertained until your next visit.
That way you can enjoy reading together every day!
Start the daily habit now, and help prepare your child to be a lifelong learner.
The fine print
First Cards can only be used to check out children’s materials. The library decides what counts as a children's item.
Overdue items that are not returned within 45 days of their due date will be deemed lost and billed to the account of the card applicant. All bills will be canceled if materials are returned.
Good for eBooks too
Check out our selection of kids eBooks on Overdrive.
Get the card today
Please fill out the
First Card application form and submit
it to your local Enoch Pratt Free Library Branch.
More information about library cards
Questions about library card accounts or borrowing materials?
If you don't find what you need using the links above, please contact
your local branch, or the Circulation Department at 410-396-5325 /
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use the main number: 410-396-5430 or ask online:
email a question.