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Apply Online for a Charleston County Library Card

Library cards are good for one year and can be renewed at no cost. Charleston County residents can take these steps to sign up online for a free Charleston County Public Library card:

  • Submit a completed library card registration form online; one application must be filled out for each person in the household requesting a card.
  • Your application will be processed, and your new library card will be mailed to the address you have provided (address must be in Charleston County to qualify for a free library card).
  • When you have received your new library card in the mail, bring it to any of our 16 branch locations or the bookmobile; inform the staff at the Circulation desk that you have registered for a library card online. You will have six months to activate your card. Cards not activated within six months will be deleted from out database.
  • Present your new card along with an ID at the Circulation desk to verify your identity; the following are examples of acceptable identification:

- a valid driver's license or DMV identification card
- employer identification or work badge
- school identification
- social services identification
- passport
- military ID

  • Upon presentation of an ID, your new library card will be immediately activated and will be valid for borrowing materials, checking your account, and renewing and reserving items at all 16 Charleston County Public Library branch locations and our bookmobile!
  • If you have questions, please call (843) 805-6833.

You do not need to use this form if:

  • you already have a Charleston County Public Library card
  • you have had a Charleston County Public Library card and need a replacement card. Please visit the library with your proof of address if you need a replacement card – there is a $2.00 fee for a replacement card

We respect your privacy and adhere to the Library's Online Privacy Policy when asking for personal information.