It's generally easy to get a library card. A library card application (available at your local library or sometimes available on your local library’s Web site. Some libraries, such as the New York Public Library offer online library card registration.)
You usually need:
1) A current photo ID with a valid address or two pieces of current identification, including one with your address. These could include a personal check, a utility bill, a piece of recent postmarked mail, or a voter's registration card.
2) An application, which you can fill out at the library.
Kids under 14 generally need a parent's signature, along with the application, and parent's identification.
In this example, by replacing your "buy and read a book" habit with a "borrow and read a book" you just saved $260 a year.
The Frugal Maestro