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How many types of Library cards are there?


Library card here can be roughly divided into two types: Personal Library Card and Family Library Card. Depending on the material and purposes, Library Card can be further divided into the following types:


1. Regular Library Card: The card can be used at the Main Library, the branches, and the neighborhood reading rooms. However, they are not applicable at the Intelligent Libraries. Each person is allowed to apply for one card. The card is to be used by the cardholder only.

(1) Regular Barcode Library Card: R.O.C. citizens can choose one of the following documents when applying for this card: ID card, driver’s license, (if applicable) disabled citizen ID or disability manual, Household Certificate or Household Certificate Transcript (should remain valid within 3 months). Applicants under 12 years old may provide the copy of Household Certificate or Household Certificate Transcript (should remain valid for 3 months following the application date) for the application. Citizens of Mainland China and foreign residents may present their entry/exit permits, passport or resident certificate to apply.

(2) Bookstart Library Card: Application is limited to children up to 36 months old and coming from registered Taipei City households. For the application of the card, present the copy of household certificate or household certificate transcript with a remaining validity period of at least three months.

(3) Youth Library Card: This card is for R.O.C. citizens between 13-18 years old. Bring the original copy of one of the following: ID card, driver's license, (if applicable) disabled citizen ID or disability manual, Household Certificate or Household Certificate Transcript (should remain valid for 3 months following the application date) to apply for the card.


2. RFID Library Card: This card can be used at the Main Library, the branches, the neighborhood reading rooms, and the Intelligent Libraries.

(1) RFID Chip Library Card: The card can be applied at the Main Library, Beitou, Nangang, Datong, Yongchun, Xihu, Sanmin, Wenshan, Wanhua, Minsheng and Huludu branches, the Wang Guanying Memorial Branch, the Lee Ko-yung Branch, and Longhua Neighborhood Reading Room.

(2) EasyCard for Library (including a Digital Student Identity Card): The card can be applied at the Main Library, the branches, and the neighborhood reading rooms. Applicants must possess an EasyCard. EasyCard for Library cannot serve as Family Library Card.

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  • Updated: 2014-7-31 09:24
  • Reviewed: 2014-7-31 09:24

  • Source: Taipei Public Library