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Q How do I get a library card?
Library cards are free for residents and property owners in Richland County, South Carolina, and available for an annual fee of $65 for anyone else. Special rates exist for out-of-county residents who are members of the military stationed in Columbia and teachers in Richland County schools. You can apply for a Richland Library card at any of our eleven locations or, for an out-of-county card, by calling (803) 929-3441.
If you would like to check out materials right away, bring along a photo ID showing your Richland County address when you come to register. If your ID does not list a Richland County address bring along a bill, lease or other official document that will show proof of residency.
Once you have your Richland Library card you will be able to check out 60 items at a time and download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music from our website. You also will be able to access our numerous research tools from outside the library any time of day. Join the Richland Library and access freely.