Get a Library Card

Anyone can enjoy the full benefits of the library! Complete the form below to get an instant library card online or stop by any Richland Library location. Find out more about how many items you can check out by reading our Borrowing Guidelines.

  • Library cards are free for Richland County, SC residents and property owners, and $65 a year for most others.
  • Education Cards are available, regardless of residential address, to K-12 teachers and daycare providers employed in Richland County, as well as college students enrolled in Richland County educational institutions.
  • Cards are issued at the time of registration. For online registrations, cards will be available when you next visit the library, but electronic resources are available sooner.
  • Think you might already have a card? Call us at 803.799.9084 to find out.
  • Not a resident or property owner in Richland County? No problem. Register for your library card here >


We're sorry. Customers 13 and under need a parent'ssignature when applying for a library card. Please come in to a library location to complete your application.
We're sorry. ConnectED library cards are intended for use only by students of Richland County public schools. Please visit any Richland Library location to complete your application.
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Authorized users have full access to the library card record as well as the ability to check out materials on the card. The card holder is responsible for all library transactions and fees incurred by the additional authorized user(s). When checking out materials as an authorized user, photo identification is required. If an authorized user needs to be removed from the account, it is the card holder responsibility to do so by contacting the library.
This field is required for children 13 and under. By entering your name you agree to be responsible for materials borrowed with this card.