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How do I get a library card?
NOTE: The granting of new physical cards is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and all branches being closed.
We now offer a virtual CCPL eCard that grants users access to all of CCPL's digital resources. To sign up, visit this form.
A Charleston County Public Library card can be picked up at any of our branch locations. Library cards are free to Charleston County residents, business owners, property owners, students, members of the military, teachers of accredited K-12 grade schools and employees of Charleston County.
To receive a card, you must fill out an application and present current identification with proof of address indicating residence or property ownership in Charleston County. With proper identification, a card will be issued and valid the same day.
Children between ages 12 and 17 can get a young adult library card, and children under the age of 12 can get their own card with the signature of a parent or guardian.
To register for a library card, click here.
Can I get a card if I don't live in Charleston County?
If you live outside of Charleston County you can get a library card by paying an annual fee of $40. To receive a card, you must fill out an application and present current identification with proof of address. With proper identification, a card will be issued and valid the same day. The card is valid for one year from date it was issued.
Members of the military and part-time Charleston County residents who live in the county for more than 30 days are eligible for free CCPL library cards. To receive a card, you must fill out an application, and present your military ID or residency information.
I go to a college in Charleston County. Can I get a library card?
A student attending any school of higher education in Charleston County can sign up for a library card. To receive a card, you must fill out an application, and present your college ID.