Get a Card
No matter where you live, you can get a free Lynchburg Public Library card. Pick up a new card application at either Library location, or apply for one. Online cards are only good for accessing our digital libraries. To upgrade your card, you will need to visit either of our Libraries. 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
- 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.
Any child may have a Library card–this includes babies. A child must be present with the parent or guardian to register.
Teens (12 – 17) may receive a card without a parent or guardian present. No ID is required.
About your card
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:
6 DVDs from the Adult collection
6 DVDs from the Youth collection
10 audiobooks from the Adult collection
5 audiobooks from the Youth collection
5 new books from the Adult collection
New books and new audiobooks check out for 2 weeks (14 days). DVDs check out for 1 week (7 days). Everything else checks out for 4 weeks (28 days).
You may sign in to your account using your Library card number and PIN (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 this is 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 Adult reference desk at 434-455-6310 or see our how-to video on YouTube.
Place holds or requests on items in person, over the phone, or through the catalog. If calling, there is a limit of 20 requests at a time.
Renewing your borrowed items
You may renew all items in person, over the phone, or through the catalog, if no other patrons already have the item(s) on hold. Materials may only be renewed once.
Renewing your card
You Library card expires every two years and need to be renewed for continued use. This helps the Library 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 Adult materials, including books, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines, are $0.15 per day. There are no late fines on Lynchburg Public Library’s youth materials, though long-lost and damaged item fees still apply.
Replacements for lost Library cards are free.
If a patron has $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.