GETTING A LIBRARY CARD
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.
Electronic Access Card
If you are 14 years old or older and a Buchanan County Virginia resident you can apply for a Buchanan County Public Library Electronic Access card online. Register for a Library Card. The barcode and PIN number you receive in the US Mail within 3 to 7 business days will give you, without cost, electronic access to ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, and much more found on our website at http://bcplnet.org in our online catalog and under the Digital Library and Information tabs. The form you submit has to be completed with current and correct information. If you already have a Buchanan County Public Library card, we will contact you so that you will only have one library record. If you would like to receive a hard copy book or audiobook from our online catalog through the mail, please call us at 276-935-5721 or email Brian at email@example.com to request our free home delivery service, the Mailbox Library. This service is only available to Buchanan County residents. Some restrictions may apply.
This card will be active for one year. At the end of the year, call us to renew the card for an additional year. If you would like to convert your card to a full access card, visit us at the Buchanan County Public Library 1185 Poe Town St Grundy VA 24614. Please bring an official ID card. A full access card will give you the option to borrow our hard copy materials such as books and DVDs. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Full access library cards are issued to residents of Virginia.