September is Library Card Sign-up Month


September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Memphis Public Libraries joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

Libraries offer everything from early literacy programs to virtual homework help and GED classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. At Memphis Public Libraries, you’ll find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, including youth STEAM and literacy programming, job and career services, and more.

Memphis Public Libraries, along with libraries everywhere, continue to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit our Start Here page.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.



September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Check out the limited edition Memphis Grizzlies library cards now available!

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Monday, September 12, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies Library Cards!

Now available at your local library!!!

Do you love reading and lifelong learning? Do you also love the Memphis Grizzlies? Then we have the Library Card just for you. Visit your local Memphis Public Libraries branch to sign up for a new Grizzlies-themed Library Card! Choose from one of two designs.  Already have a Library Card and would like a Grizzlies-themed card? No worries, replacement cards are free, so come on down. What better time than Library Card Signup Month to show your support for the Memphis Public Libraries and the Grizzlies.


Image of various library cards on a table.

memphis black history library cards

Check out our new Memphis Black History Library Cards. You can request one of these when you sign up for a library card or renew your card. Replacement cards are free! Learn more about our Memphis Black History Library Card Design Contest winners here!