Get a Library Card

Library cards are free for anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Anderson County. To get a library card, visit any library location and ask for a library card. You can also download a Library Card Application and return it to any library with your identification.

A few things to know:

  • Proper identification must be presented for all card applications, along with proof of address. See the acceptable forms of identification listed below.
  • Children of all ages may have a card of their own; children 16 or older register as adults.
  • A parent must sign for a child’s card, presenting proper identification.
  • Students in local colleges who are not county residents may receive free cards for the school term.
  • Residents of Abbeville, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens Counties enjoy borrowing reciprocity with no annual fee. Reciprocal library cards have limitations, which are listed below.
  • Non-Residents from other counties must pay an annual fee of $30 to check out materials. This fee is determined by the Board of Trustees based on local support.
  • By accepting your library card, you agree to be responsible for the materials you borrow. Occasionally items are lost and if this happens, Anderson County Library will charge the cardholder for the original cost of the material.
  • Resident and reciprocal library cards expire every two years, and may be updated at any library location with a picture ID.
  • Circulation and Library Card Policy

Some acceptable forms of personal identification

  • U.S. State-issued Driver’s License or Identification card
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Resident Alien Card

Some acceptable forms of address verification

  • Imprinted check with name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Rent Receipt
  • Bank Statement
  • A postmarked piece of mail received at your current address.

Library card regulations

  • You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card, and for all charges and fees made to your account.
  • In order to prevent improper use, Library staff should be notified immediately if your card is lost or stolen.
  • Library staff should be notified promptly of change of name or address.
  • Library cards are not transferable. Only one library card is permitted per person.

Reciprocal library card limitations

Reciprocal patrons may not borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, some specialty materials, or materials from other libraries in the SCLends consortium. Out-of-county residents who wish to use these services may purchase a non-resident card for $30 per year.

Digital Library Card

The Library is also providing digital library cards to those who live, work, go to school, or own property in Anderson County and do not already have a library card. Digital library cards allow for the use of Anderson County Library’s digital resources. Digital library cards are issued for 30 days. Within the 30 day timeframe, simply visit any branch to transition your digital card into a full library card. Cards are valid for 2 years. Apply for a Digital Library card.