How to Sign Up for a Library Card

A library card is your all-access pass to the array of books you can check out at your local library. In addition to rows upon rows of books, libraries offer a variety of services, such as quiet places to study and access to free-to-use computers and Wi-Fi. Some libraries, like the Lumpkin County Library, even let you borrow non-book materials, like baking pans and cookware.

You can get involved in community events at your library, too. Many libraries host book clubs and children’s story times as well as outside activities such as farmers’ markets and blood drives. All you need to take advantage of these services is a library card, which comes at no cost and is easy to apply for.

A copy of the Georgia PINES library card,  obtained from the Georgia Public Library Service.
Image obtained from the Georgia Public Library Service

Visit your local library and tell a librarian at the checkout counter or service desk that you would like a library card. The librarian will assist you in applying. Be sure to have your I.D. with you in order to fulfill the application. The process to obtain a library card may differ slightly depending on your state and county, but the basics remain the same nationwide.

The Georgia PINES library system allows you to sign up for an e-card on their website. If you qualify and receive an e-card, you can bring your card number and photo I.D. to your local library to upgrade to a full-access library card without filling out a new application.

Get your library card today and take advantage to the plethora of free resources available to you!

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About Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris is an intern with the UNG Press for the fall 2020 semester. She is a senior on the UNG Gainesville campus, set to graduate in December 2020 with her bachelor’s degree in English: Writing and Publication.

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