Get a Library Card

  1. New Card 

  Personal Library Card 

  Anyone who wants to borrow books can apply for a library card.   

  Our library card is the same as Xiamen social security card. Holders of Xiamen social security card can apply for the library functions with the same card. If you do not have Xiamen social security card, you can use your id card or passport to apply for a library card. 

  Before application, you should get a registration form at the front desk and fill in personal information truthfully. 

  When you apply for a library card, you need to pay a certain amount of the deposit, which divides into seven kinds: 50 RMB, 100 RMB, 200 RMB, 300 RMB, 500 RMB, 800 RMB and 1000 RMB. According to how much you deposit, you can borrow the equivalent price of books and periodicals. 

  Wherever you get the library card, from the main library located in Tiyu Road or other branch libraries, you can use the card to borrow books in all the public libraries of Xiamen. 

  After getting the new card, you cannot cancel it within one month. 

  If you need to change the deposit grades, you should bring your social security card (or temporary library card and id card/passport) and deposit receipt to do the change at the front desk. 

  Group Library Card 

  Any group that needs to borrow books in the library can applies for a group card. Applicants should come to our circulation service department to apply for a group card.   

  When you apply for a group card, you should bring a certification with the groups official seal, and then fill in the registration form. 

  When you apply for a group library card, you need to pay a certain amount of the deposit, which divides into three kinds: 1000 RMB, 2000 RMB and 3000 RMB. According to how much you deposit, you can borrow the equivalent price of books and periodicals 

  Digital Resources Card 

  If you only need to use our digital resources, you can apply for the digital resources card. 

  We accept the online application. If you register successfully in our website, within five working days, our staff will review your information and sent you a digital resources card number via E-mail. Then you can use the number and your password to log in and use our digital resources.  

  2. Cancel a Card 

  If you want to cancel a library card, you must bring your social security card (or temporary library card and id card/passport) and the deposit receipt to the front desk. If the deposit receipt is missing, you can use the original id card, a copy of it and your library card to do the cancellation at the front desk. 

  If you want others to help cancel your card, besides your social security card (or temporary library card and id card/passport) and the deposit receipt, your friend should bring his id card to the front desk.  

  If you want to cancel a group card users, you must bring the groups letter of authorization, the group library card, deposit receipt and the agents id card to our circulation service department. 

  Before you cancel the card, you should return all the books, periodicals or other materials that you borrowed and pay off the fine. 

  3. Report the Loss of A Library Card and Reapply a Library Card 

  If you lose your library card, you should report the loss in time. We will not be responsible for any loss before the report. 

  Two Ways to Report the Loss of A Library Card 

  Bring your id card or other valid certificates to our front desk to report the loss. 

  You can also report the loss via the voice call 2980252. Please call 2980252, after the voice prompt, input the library card number (the card number of temporary library card or social security card, letters B on temporary library card and D on social security card must be substituted by number 8) and press key #. Then enter the password and press # key, and you will enter the system. Press 1, you can change the initial password. Press 2, you can renew your books. Press 1 to renew all your borrowed books and press 1 again to confirm your choice. 

  After the report of loss, you should bring the deposit receipt and valid certificates to reapply for a new card. Before your reapplication, please return all the books, periodicals or other materials that you borrowed and pay off the fine. If you find your old library card after reporting the loss, and you havent reapplied a new card, you can go to the front desk to recover your original card.  

  Already fill do a new license, the old card will be useless at the same time. 

  If you lose a group library card, please come to our circulation service department to report the loss of library card and reapply a library card. 

  4. Registration time 

  You can do above transactions during the open hours of Xiamen Municipal Library and all branch libraries (except for Troop Branch, Ancient Documents Branch, City Administrative Service Center Branch, and Tongwen Branch).