Apply for a Library Card

Library Card Information

It’s easy to get a library card. If you’re a resident of the Roanoke Valley, you can receive your free library card.

Library Cards allow you to:

  • Check out eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.
  • Place Items on hold through our catalog at
  • Access our virtual library’s online resources like Transparent Languages, US Major Dailies, The Roanoke Times, Universal Class, and more.

Applying for a Card

Come to the library and complete an application during operating hours. Please bring your photo ID that includes your current address (or a photo ID with a non-current address with a check, bank statement, utility bill, etc. that lists your current address).

Please note: Children 12 years of age and under may get a library card with the signature and identification of a parent or guardian. Temporary cards for out-of-state visitors are available for a fee. Call us for more details. Cards must be renewed every two years.

There is a $1 replacement charge for lost or damaged cards.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the South County Library at 540-772-7507.