Library Card Sign-Up Month
We’re so glad you’re here and want to sign up for a library card! If you already have a card, stick around on this page. We have something going on this month for you too!
A library card opens up a world of possibilities. Begin your adventure with eBooks, premium databases, and material check outs today. Your library card gives you access to all Roanoke Valley Libraries: Botetourt, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and Roanoke County. Sign up for one on our website here.
Each new library card holder will be entered to win a fun Wonder Woman prize!
Already have a card but would like to be included in a prize drawing? You can refer a friend.
If you know people who do not have a library card, recommend that they get their card at a Roanoke County Library (Bent Mountain, Glenvar, Hollins, Mr. Pleasant, South County or Vinton) and have them include your name and phone number to their application in the proper spot. All referring patrons will be entered for a prize drawing of their own. The more times you refer, the more entries you receive. So, make sure all of your friends and family get a library card.
Accessing the collection is easy with your library card. Check out eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks. Place items on hold through our catalog or give us a call. So we can verify your information please have your library card number available.
Visit our eCollection to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines with services like Overdrive (the Libby app), RBDigital, and cloudLibrary. Each platform offers different items, so be sure to check them all out. You can also view what is available in the eCollection through our catalog at rvl.info.
Placing Items on Hold
To place physical items on hold with your library card visit rvl.info or give your favorite Roanoke County Library a call during operating hours. If you’re looking to browse, check out NovelistPlus, available for free with your library card. You can also sign up for our Library Concierge service to receive books each month based on your favorite genres.
Premium Databases and our Virtual Library
Premium Databases and our Virtual Library are available 24/7 and give you access to your library anywhere. Here are some of the databases available:
Lynda.com is an American online educating company offering over 5,700 video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.
Consumer Reports provides ratings and buying advice for thousands of products. Find the best buys, most reliable brands, and important safety features.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn a new language (67 to choose from) at your own pace.
The Washington Post gives unlimited access to their website including real-time access to over 25 sections of multimedia content.
For a full list of databases visit our Virtual Library page.