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Library Cards  

For Adults

Any permanent resident or property owner in Buncombe County may obtain a free library card by presenting identification with a current address. You must show one ID with photograph, name and address or a combination of two pieces of identification with name and address (ie. driver's license, utility bill, bank statement or printed checks). You can register at any location for a library card which can be used system-wide.

For Teens

Young adults ages 13 through 15 without their own identification may be issued a library card using a parent's identification.

For Children

Applications for children 12 years of age or under must have a parent or legal guardian's signature and ID.

Guidelines

  • You must bring your library card to borrow, renew or request materials.
  • All materials charged on your library card are your responsibility.
  • Please notify the library if you lose your card or move.
  • There is a $3.00 fee to replace cards.

Acceptable Identification

You must show one ID with photograph, name and address or a combination of two pieces of identification with name and address (driver's license, utility bill, bank statement or printed checks are common examples).

  • Free library card issued for one year. Cards available at any library to residents and property owners in Buncombe County. Non-resident fee is $20 per year.
  • Valid identification required, please.
    Parent or guardian’s signature and identification required for children 12 and under.
  • Library card valid system wide.
  • Library card must be presented to borrow, renew or request materials.
  • Adult library card must be presented to borrow videocassettes.
  • All library materials charged on your card are your responsibility.
  • Notify the library if you lose your card or move. Replacement charge for lost cards is $3.00.

To get a library card, please print an application (PDF). Fill it out and bring it, along with proper ID, to any Buncombe County Public Library branch.