Library Card Sign-Up Month

Get In Your Element. Sign Up for a Library Card.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Use your library card to tinker in a maker space and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important tool—it's elemental, really—and everyone should have one!

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. 

Curious about the history of Library Card Sign-Up Month? Check out this page. Find out what RCPL has to offer with your library card here.

Activities This Month

Stop by any RCPL location for fun activities.

Children: Adopt a pet and make them their own library card as you get your own card! Don't worry, pets are small stuffed animals.

Teens & Adults: Fun giveaways!

Using the Library

Accessing the collection is easy with your library card. Visit a Roanoke County Public Library to check out materials or use our virtual library to 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 Libby and cloudLibrary. Each platform offers different items, so be sure to check them all out. Find out more on our eCollection here. You can also view what is available in the eCollection through our catalog at

Placing Items on Hold

To place physical items on hold with your library card visit 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, we even have Video Valet for movie lovers!

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