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2020 Library cards

 

Adults 18+

eCards

Start with an eCard.
An eCard is a virtual account that is valid for 30 days and provides immediate access to the Library's online resources.

With the exception of Hoopla, all download and streaming services are available. These resources include online databases, eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, and music. Already planning to visit a library location and register for a full-access library card? Signing up for an eCard gets that process started for you online before you even come in. 

 

Visit any library location:

Whether you start out with an eCard or go straight to your nearest library location, when you come in, you will need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of address to obtain a library card.

If your SC driver’s license or state ID card has your current address listed, that's all you need.

Otherwise, bring one item from each list:

Photo ID (bring one)

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • School ID card
  • Passport
  • Company ID badge
  • Credit/bank card with photo
  • Matricula Consular card (issued after 2002)
  • Other government issued or internationally issued ID

Proof of Address (bring one)

  • Lease agreement or mortgage document
  • Report card with current street address
  • Utility bill (no older than 30 days)
  • Check featuring current address
  • Piece of mail featuring your street address (no PO boxes) post-marked within the last 30 days
  • Receipt from RV park or Inn or letter from shelter, agency, or employer verifying temporary housing status
  • Current paid tax bill or proof of current enrollment in school for non-resident property owners or students

Updating Your Account

Library card accounts are periodically updated. If you've provided your email address (either at registration or by updating your account online) you will receive an email notification when your account needs to be updated. You can update your account by visiting your nearest library location and presenting your library card, your photo ID, and proof of current address. During this visit, you will also need to return or renew any overdue materials and pay any outstanding fines on your account.

Greenville County Resident Accounts
Updated every two years
Reciprocal Counties Accounts
Updated annually
Temporary Card Accounts
Updated every 90 days

My First Library Card

Minors Ages 0-17

Parents or guardians of minors ages 0-17 must complete and sign an application. They must also provide photo ID and proof of address (see approved documentation above). Aquí está la solicitud en español para una tarjeta de la biblioteca.

 

Ages 0-4

The Little Learners card is for kids ages four years and under. With this card you can check out up to 20 children's books and 10 children's music CDs for your little one.

 

Ages 5-12

Kids ages 5-12 get a free canvas tote bag with their first library card! Standard borrowing limits apply.


Other Card Types

Computer User Card
  • For: Anyone 18 or older. No residency requirement.
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: Patrons with this card type will only be able to use the Library's public computers.
  • Checkout limits: Patrons with this card type will not be able to check out any items.
  • Update: Yearly
Temporary Card
  • For: Residents of Greenville County living in temporary housing.
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: Patrons with this card type will not be able to access the following services:
    • Interlibrary loan
    • Museum Pass program
    • Meeting space reservations
  • Checkout limits: Patrons with this card type will be able to check out only two items at a time.
  • Update: Every 90 days
Reciprocal Counties Card
  • For: Anderson, Laurens, Pickens & Spartanburg County Residents. Must have valid library card in good standing with their home county.
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: Patrons with this card type will not be able to access the following services:
    • Interlibrary loan
    • Download and streaming
    • Museum pass program
    • Meeting space reservations
  • Checkout limits: Patrons with this card type will be able to check out only two items at a time until their home county Library System verifies that their library account is good standing.
  • Update: Yearly
Non-Resident Card
  • For: Those who are not residents of Greenville County
  • Cost: $38 per year (Please note: the non-resident card fee is reviewed annually and adjusted to correspond to the revenue generated by the Library’s millage rate divided by the most recent Greenville County U. S. Census population estimate.)
  • Access: Patrons with this card type have full access to all Greenville County Library System offerings with no restrictions.
  • Update: Yearly

Cardholder's Responsibility

All Library cardholders are responsible for abiding by Library policies and assume responsibility for all use of their card.

Once you sign up for a card, please:

  • Report any future changes to the account information you provide including updates to your mailing address and/or other contact information.
  • Report the loss or theft of your Library card promptly in an effort to avoid unauthorized use.
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