GETTING A LIBRARY CARD
1st card FREE
Replacement Cards: 1-2 $1.00
Special Electronic Access Only Card
If you are 14 years old or older and a Buchanan County resident, call us at 276-935-5721 for a 60-day Electronic Access Online card. This will give you access to ebooks, comic books, audiobooks, videos, classes, and much more—all for free! After we open to the public, convert it to a full access card by coming in with government issued ID and proof of address.
Library cards are issued to residents of Virginia at no charge with proof of identification and current mailing address. A driver’s license or DMV identification card works well. Other forms of identification accepted are social security cards, birth certificates or passports with additional proof of address such as a postmarked letter mailed to you at your current address. In general we accept the same forms of identification accepted by the DMV. Out of State patrons are charged a fifty percent deposit on all items checked out with a limit of five items. Patrons from adjacent out of state counties (Pike KY and McDowell WV) will have this requirement waived after three months if they have established a good patron record within that time period.
Juvenile cards are issued to children between 5 and 14 years of age with parent or guardian present to sign the registration card accepting responsibility for the library material and to produce identification for the child.
Young adults between 15 and 18 years of age with learners permits, drivers licenses, or proper identification may receive a library card without a parent or guardian being present.
- Your library card must be used to check out library materials.
- New card holders are limited to 2 items. Once those items are returned, patrons may have a total of 20 items charged at one time. Of that 20, 5 items may be DVD’s or Blu-Rays. Only 2 may be video games or Cricut cartridges.
- DVD’s and Blu-Rays may only be checked out by patrons over the age of 18
- Borrowing limits may be reduced if the account is not in good standing.