How to Get a Library Card

A library card is your passport to the diverse collections and services of the library. Your card will allow you access to your library account online as well as other on-line databases.

Library cards are provided free of charge, but a $1 charge will be imposed for replacement of a lost card. The same card may be used at any branch of the Mecklenburg County Public Library system.

Books may be checked out for two weeks and may be returned to the bookdrops located at each of the branches. 

The following is the approved library policy for obtaining a library card:


A.   Anyone who lives or works in Mecklenburg County or lives in an adjoining county is eligible for a library card. Proof of current name and address must be provided in person. Applicants must also give a street address if using a P. O. Box for mailing address.

A responsible adult must sign for children under the age of 16. The responsible adult must provide proof of current address.

Proof of current address may be provided by one of the following forms of identification:

Driver's License
Recent utility bill
Check or bank book
Tax assessment
Recently postmarked letter received by applicant along with picture ID
If applicant doesn't have any of these items at the time of registration, they may still register. However, they may only have a maximum of two items checked out at any time.

B.   The library reserves the right to restrict the use of materials by those who make excessive demands that would curtail service to the general public.

C.   The library reserves the right to deny the use of materials (Code of VA 42-1-74) for:

  • Failure to return materials borrowed
  • Failure to pay any penalties imposed
  • Destruction of library property