Getting a Library Card

You may apply online, or visit any library branch with a photo ID and proof of a Cumberland County address. Children under the age of 16 will need parental approval to get a card. There is no minimum age for library cards.

Your library card will expire annually, so you will need to visit any location to update the information on your card. Please bring proof of address when updating your card.

Library cards are free for:

  • Cumberland County residents
  • Ft. Bragg residents (within Cumberland County only)
  • Residents of dorms or other residences at Fayetteville State University and Methodist University

Children’s Library Cards
We offer two types of cards for children. The juvenile library card limits checkout only to materials from the children’s collection and use of computers in the children’s area. The regular library card allows for the check out of materials from all collections and use of the adult computer lab. An adult must be present with proper identification when getting a library card for children. In either case, children cannot check out DVDs (juvenile or regular). You must be 18 years of age to check out a DVD.

Non-residents
Non-residents of Cumberland County can get a library card to check out materials for an annual fee of $25.

Computer Use Only
You do not need a regular library card to use the computers; however, you will need to apply for a temporary computer use card which is valid for 30 days at any location. You will need a photo ID to apply for this card. Express computer terminals are also available and do not require cards; however, they are restricted to 15 minutes.