FAQ Library Card
Library Cards are free to all residents who live, attend school, own property or are employed in the state of Virginia.
Library cards are valid for 1 year.
Out-of-state library cards are available for a $2.00 per person annual fee, which is payable at the time the card is issued or renewed annually.
Getting a Library Card.
Each person getting a card must fill out an application for a library card.
You will need to bring a photo ID with current address.
If photo ID does not have current address brings at least one other document to verify all applicants’ address.
Other documents may include: Checkbook w/address on checks, mail postmarked within the last 30 days and contains the persons name on the mail.
A post card can be mailed to verify the patron’s address, for adult patrons. Applicant must bring the postcard in to the library within 30 days after delivery.
Getting a Library Card for a minor.
A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature and proof of current address are required on the minor child’s application for a library card. (see Getting a Library Card for proof of current address)
Any minor who is legally emancipated must provide court documents to prove that status.
Getting a Library Card for out of area residents.
Out of area residents who are employed in or attending school in the service area are required to show proof of employment or enrollment, such as paycheck or student ID.
Renewing your Library Card.
A library card needs to be renewed every year. Contact information will be verified and updated by a staff person.
A Library Card not eligible for renewal.
A library card is not eligible for renewal when there are overdue fines or other fees, or overdue items are showing on their account.
Using your Library Card.
Library Cards need to be in good standing to use in the library or for specified online databases.
Signing a Library Card application and Library Card denotes acceptance of responsibility for all fines and fees for lost or damaged materials.
Your library card can be used at any of the five (5) Wythe-Grayson Regional Libraryies or at any of the Galax-Carroll Regional Libraries.
Replacing a Lost Library Card
There is a replacement fee of $2.00 for cards unless the card is being replaced due to normal wear and usage.
All patron information is to be verbally verified by staff before extending privileges.