Qualified Applicants：Individuals who have never applied for a library card from the Library. When applying for a replacement card due to the loss of the original card, high school students（or equivalent） under the age of 16 need to go in person to the Service Desk of the Library to complete the application form for a replacement card.
Please read the “Library Card Application Description” for details.
Getting a card：After completing the application for a library card via the Internet, the applicant needs to visit the Registration Desk during office hours to obtain your library card or a smart library card（the applicant needs to have an Easy Card or IPASS Card to obtain this card）within three months of the application date; the applicant must have a valid ID card or certificate. If the applicant fails to pick up the card within three months of the application date, he/she must begin the application process anew to obtain a library card. Applications for a Smart Library Card commenced on March 1, 2018.（An applicant must have an Easy Card or IPASS Card to obtain one.）
- 如有相關申辦問題，請洽詢本館 02-23619132轉218 辦證服務櫃台。
If you have any questions concerning application procedures, please call the Registration Desk of the Library at (02) 2361-9132, ext. 218.
When applying for a library card, one needs to follow the “Library Regulations on Reading Services” and other related rules and regulations.
The National Central Library’s Statement on Protecting the Personal Information of Library Card Applicants
The National Central Library (hereafter the Library) discreetly follows all relevant rules of the Personal Information Protection Act to meet its responsibility for preserving the confidentiality of any personal information or individual circulation records of the applicant acquired by the Library by applying for a library card.
Scope of personal information gathered by the Library:
The Library will collect, arrange, or use the applicant’s personal information, including the name, date of birth, photo, ID number, passport number, education, occupation, telephone number, e-mail address, correspondence address, permanent address, etc. obtained when applying for a library card or when the Library offers services, such as transferring library materials from another library.
The various types of personal information gathered by the Library
C001 Personal recognition: name, photo, telephone number, e-mail address, permanent address, and contact address.
C003 Recognition in governmental documents: ID number and Passport number.
C011 Personal description: gender, date of birth, and nationality.
C052 Qualifications or skills: educational background.
Purposes for collecting personal information:
The purposes for collecting personal information of library patrons are to ensure the rights of its patrons to have access to any and all of the Library’s resources and to enable the Library to execute the business of circulating its resources.
Rights of the patron:
According to the regulations of the Personal Information Protection Act of Taiwan, the following rights of all library patrons include:
Request to verify one’s own personal information
Request to change one’s own personal information
A library patron can choose to offer his/her personal information to the Library. If he/she chooses not to, the Library cannot offer such patron its reading services.