Orange County Public Library Cards
To get your borrowers card, come to one of our three locations. You will need to complete a brief registration form and provide proof of your current address, such as a Driver’s License, lease or bill that displays your name and current address. Visit the Cybrary, the Carrboro Branch or the Main Library.
If you are a resident of Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham or Person counties, you can get a FREE library card at the Orange County Public Library.
You can also get a FREE library card at the Orange County Public Library if you work with: Orange County Government, Orange County Schools, Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools, City of Carrboro employee, City of Hillsborough employee or UNC employee or student.
For more information on library cards, please refer to our Circulation Policy.
Educator cards – Photo ID required
Borrow up to 30 items for your classroom. Complete a brief registration form and provide proof of your current address, such as a Driver’s License, lease or bill that displays your name and current address. Visit the Cybrary or Main Library. Read more.
Computer use card – No ID required
With a computer use card, you can use one of our computers. You can also us our online resources, including Overdrive where you can download e-books and more to your Kindle, Nook or other devices. Visit the Cybrary or Main Library.
SEA (Student Easy Access) Accounts
The library offers no-fine accounts for school-aged children in Orange County. Read more.
Forgotten and lost cards
If you forget your library card, you can still borrow books and more, if your library account is in good standing and you have a photo ID with you. Lost cards can be replaced for $1.00.
No proof you live in Orange County?
If you are unable to provide proof of residency, alternate arrangements may be made at the discretion of the Circulation Supervisor or Branch Manager.
Visitors from beyond the (free card) area can pay a $25 annual fee for a borrower’s card. A photo ID is required.
We have policies to ensure we provide a welcoming and safe library and that our resources are well-cared for. Just like other libraries we charge fines and fees for overdue materials. Read here to find out more about our library policies and our fines and fees.