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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 non-residents. You can apply for a Richland Library card at any of our eleven locations or apply for a Courtesy Card online. For an out-of-county card, apply online or call (803) 929-3441.
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. If you do not have any proof of residency you can be issued a Courtesy Card with limited borrowing privileges.
Free cards are also available for out-of-county residents who are members of the military stationed in Columbia temporarily, teachers in Richland County schools, owners or directors of child care facilities located in Richland County, students attending colleges in Richland County and employees of Richland County Government. These special cards may be acquired in person with current ID/documentation and can be renewed annually.
Once you have your Richland Library card you will be able to check out 60 items at a time and download ebooks or audiobooks, magazines, and 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!