Get a Library Card

Library cards are free to Lexington County residents and property owners.

To register for your card, visit any library branch and complete an application. You will need a photo identification and proof of residency. You can also register online for a library card. Non-resident property owners must provide a current property tax receipt. Non-residents who do not own property in Lexington County can get a library card for a yearly $35 fee.

Acceptable proof of residency is a valid driver’s license with current address or a photo identification and one of the following:

  • Lexington County property tax receipt with current address
  • Vehicle registration or insurance card with current address
  • Utility receipt in person’s name
  • Rent receipt (with address) in person’s name
  • Printed check with current address
  • Cancelled mail to current address
  • Voter registration card

For minors under the age of 15 a parent or legal guardian must sign the application.

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Ask a Librarian

Get 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?