Lynchburg Public Library

Get a Card

No matter where you live, you can get a free library card.  Pick up a new card application at either library location or apply for one online. Online cards are only good for accessing our Digital Libraries. To upgrade your card, you will need to visit a library and present a valid photo ID and proof of current address. All new adult applicants must present a valid photo ID and proof of current address.  If the photo ID does not have the current address, the following are acceptable for verification:

  • Bank Statement
  • Car registration
  • Checkbook
  • Postmarked mail addressed to applicant (Occupant or Resident is not acceptable)
  • Rental agreement
  • Utility bill
  • Voter registration card

 

A parent or legal guardian must sign for children under the age of twelve.

A child may apply for a card when he/she is old enough to print first and last name, usually around the age of five.

About Your Card

BORROWING LIMITS

There are no limits on the number of regular books you can check out, but there is a limit on the number of DVDs, New Books, and Audiobooks you can have at any one time.

5 DVDs from the Adult Collection
5 DVDs from the Youth Collection
10 Audiobooks from the Adult Collection
10 Audiobooks from the Youth Collection
5 New Books from the Adult Collection
5 Holiday book from the Youth Collection

New books and DVDS check out for 14 days. All other materials check out for 28 days.

SIGNING IN

You may sign into your account using your library card number and PIN number (the last 4 digits of your phone number) or you can set up an EZ Username and Password. To set up an EZ Username and Password, you must first sign in with your library card number and PIN. Then look for the EZ Username link on the left-hand side of the screen. Fill out the form and click “Save”. Once complete you can use either your EZ Username or your library card number to check your account. For more information about creating your EZ Username and Password, call the Reference Desk at 434-455-6310 or see our how-to video on YouTube.

PLACING HOLDS

Place holds, or requests, on items in person, over the phone, or through the catalog. There is a limit of 20 requests at a time.

Please note that as of March 2015, we began sharing materials with Bedford and Campbell county libraries. While we can request many materials from those libraries, county DVDs cannot be placed on hold.

RENEWING YOUR BORROWED ITEMS

Renew all items in person, over the phone, or through the catalog, if there are no other requests waiting. Materials may only be renewed once.

RENEWING YOUR CARD

All library cards expire annually and need to be renewed for continued use. This helps the library to verify current contact information. Any outstanding charges on your card must be paid at the time of renewal.

LIBRARY FINES AND FEES

Overdue fines for books, audiobooks, DVDS, and magazines are $.15 per day.

Lost library cards can be replaced for $.50.

If a patron has more than $5.00 or more in fines on their account, they may not check out or renew items until fines have been paid and the account balance is less than $5.00.

  • Lynchburg Public Library

    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library

    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

  • City of Lynchburg

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