I Need a Library Card

I’m stuck at home (with the kids) and I just found out about all the great ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines available at the library. Now that you’re closed to the public, how am I supposed to get a library card?

We’ve got you covered. Library cards are free for all Lexington County residents. Just because we’re closed to the public, doesn’t mean services stop. Actually, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing, we encourage you to use our digital downloads to entertain yourself, as well as, continue to share your love of literacy and lifelong learning. Many companies are offering free services during this health crisis and that’s great — but with your library card, these things are always free. So, there’s no reason to wait. Sign up for your library card today and receive instant access to digital materials.

How to Sign Up for Your Library Card Online

Signing up for a library card has never been easier and you’ll have instant access to digital materials — including ebooks and audiobooks through Libby/Overdrive, magazines through RBdigital, and ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and even TV shows through Hoopla. All that in two simple steps.

  1. ‎Complete the online form at www.lexcolibrary.com/getalibrarycard
  2. Write down your temporary barcode because you’ll need it to access Hoopla, Libby/OverDrive & RBdigital. (It’ll look something like PACREG123456)

These digital-access cards will automatically expire in six months time without address verification, which is suspended at this time. We hope you enjoy accessing our digital options. If you have questions, contact us at (803) 785-2681 or ask@lexcolibrary.com.

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Ask a Librarian

I Need a Library Card

Ask a Librarian is a service available to patrons via phone or email (online chat coming soon). Not only can librarians provide book recommendations for you and your child, they can help you in so many other ways — they can actually help you find answers to the world’s most fascinating questions. For example, they can …

  • Find answers to questions for research in any area of study from aeronautics to zoology
  • ‎Locate information so you can develop a business plan, find sales leads to grow your business and research your competitors
  • ‎Identify alternative approaches to health care and wellness, focusing on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated health
  • ‎Research businesses by industry or segment and company size; employment statistics, mapping and traffic modeling
  • ‎And yes, even help with the tough homework assignments students have in elementary, middle, high school or college

So, the real question is … What are you going to Ask a Librarian?