Library Cards

Thank you for your interest in a Mary Riley Styles Public Library card! See below for information on eligibility, application process, and applying online.
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The Mary Riley Styles Public Library serves residents, employees, and property owners of the City of Falls Church and residents of the Washington metropolitan area. By cooperative agreement with the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments, residents of the cities and counties listed below are eligible for a borrowing card:
  • Arlington County, VA
  • City of Alexandria, VA
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County, VA
  • Frederick County, MD
  • Loudoun County, VA
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Prince Georges County, MD
  • Prince William County, VA
A subscription card is also available for the annual fee of $75 for patrons who do not meet these residency requirements but live in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Application Process
Library cards are issued at no charge once you have completed an application and provided proof of your current address. Valid proof of address includes (but is not limited to) a driver's license, bill, lease/housing agreement, or delivered mail.

Cards will not be issued to children under 14 without a parent's or legal guardian's signature.

Applying Online
Click here to apply online. You will still need to verify your address before a card is issued to you, either by coming into the Library with proof of address (see above), or by asking to have your card mailed to you.