A Library card for every student.
A partnership between Sacramento Public Library and local school districts enables students to use their student ID as a public library card.
Using Your Student Success Library Card
With the Student Success Library Card, students can:
Use the letter code for your school district (“SJ” for San Juan Unified School District, "SC" for Sacramento City Unified School District, "TR" for Twin Rivers Unified School District, or "G" for Galt Joint Union High School District) and your Student ID number wherever you are asked for a Library card number. For example, if your ID number were 123456, you would use SJ123456. Your 4 digit PIN will be set to the birth year on your school record. You may visit or call the library to reset this PIN.
School districts currently participating in the Student Success Library Card program
- Galt Joint Union High School District
- Sacramento City Unified School District
- San Juan Unified School District
- Twin Rivers Unified School District
If you are interested in offering this at your school district, email the Library's K-12 Specialist
Opting out of the Student Success Library Card program
If your student does not yet have a Library card, and you wish them not to receive a Student Success Library Card, you may complete the opt-out form
Can I get fines or fees with a Student Success Library Card?
No. The Student Success Library Card as issued does not accumulate any fines/fees for the ebooks you borrow or other digital resources you can access. If you choose to upgrade it to a full library card, regular borrowing privileges and restrictions apply, including overdue fees for physical materials.
Can I upgrade my student card to a full Library card?
Yes. Visit any branch of Sacramento Public Library to have your student card upgraded to a full Library card account. A legal guardian will need to provide photo ID and proof of address, and you will be asked for a phone number and/or email address to add to the account.
Read information about our borrowing policy and fees associated with a full Library card.
What if I already have a Sacramento Public Library card?
You may continue to use that card, and/or your new student Library card account. Library staff can merge the two into one card at your request. Visit any branch of Sacramento Public Library to have the accounts combined.
Student Success Library Card accounts will be kept private in compliance with all laws and regulations regarding both student and public library data.