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Pick Up Your SAPL Card During National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Patrons can pick up physical cards at all SAPL locations during Contact-Free Pickup Hours or Sign-Up Online

SAN ANTONIO (September 8, 2020) – San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is excited to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month throughout September. Each year, libraries across the country celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month by reminding the public about the many doors that library cards open through a variety of helpful resources. 

For the occasion, SAPL is happy to announce that community members can now pick up a physical SAPL card during Contact-Free Pickup at 29 SAPL locations as an added COVID-19 Phase II service to the public. Digital cards will continue to be available. 

To register for a SAPL card, visit, and click on the National Library Card Sign-Up Month banner or visit Click on “Register for eCard” and fill out the form. Cards can be picked by visiting any SAPL location during Contact-Free Pickup hours. Call the number listed onsite upon arrival. After verifying your information, a SAPL staff member will then bring the SAPL card outside in a bag with your name on it and place it on the Contact-Free Pickup table. 

Having a SAPL card gives you access to millions of books, eBooks, magazines, movies, music, and so much more! It includes access to:  

  • Extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines
  • Online databases
  • Physical items through Contact-Free Pickup
  • Online services such as homework help and resume assistance

 For more information about SAPL card benefits, Contact-Free Pickup hours, and to sign up for a SAPL card online, visit 


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