Get a Library Card

I Want To... Get a Library Card:

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Complete the appropriate borrower registration form, and return it to your local branch. You can print the form to return in person or you may return by sending the completed form to If you email your form, visit your branch with your ID and proof of residency to recieve your card. Upon request, we can email your card number and pin to you so that you may access content from our Digital Library. 

What you will need: 

  1. Completed Library Card Registration Form 
  2. A government issued ID (such as a Driver's License or Passport) 
  3. If your address is different than the one listed on your ID, you will need to bring proof of residency (such as a tax bill, voter's registration card, utility bill, mortgage deed, or rental lease agreement).


All residents of Brunswick County, Greensville County, and the City of Emporia are elligible for a free library card. 

Non-Resident Cards: Non-residents may apply for borrowing privileges through an annual fee of $25.00.
Youth Cards: Persons under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application and accept responsibility for materials checked out on the card.
Teacher Cards: Teachers in active employment with Brunswick County Public Schools, Greensville County Public Schools, or Brunswick Academy may apply annually for a teacher's card that offers extended borrowing privileges. Proof of employment must be provided.
Replacement Cards: Lost cards may be replaced for a fee of $2.00.

Checkout periods and fees:

Books: 3 week checkout period. May be renewed twice if not on hold. Late fee is 10¢ per day.
DVDs: 1 week checkout period. May be renewed once if not on hold. Limit 4 per card. Late fee is 50¢ per day.
Periodicals: 2 week checkout period. May be renewed once. Current issues do not circulate until next issue is placed on shelf. Late fee is 10¢ per day.
Audiobooks: 3 week checkout period. May be renewed twice if not on hold. Late fee is 10¢ per day.

Registration Forms

Adult Registration Form

Juvenile Registration Form 

Educator Registration Form