ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 29, 2016) – In September, the Orange County Public Library invites residents of Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham and Person counties to “Step Up and Sign Up” for a free library card. The first 25 individuals who sign up for a new library card will receive a pedometer, courtesy of the Friends of the Orange County Public Library. During the entire month, replacement cards will be free.

From September 15-30, customers may sign up for a card and enter a drawing for a cotton tote bag, also courtesy the Friends of the Orange County Public Library. Additionally, from September 15-30, the library will waive overdue fines for existing customers.

Library card holders enjoy free access to SAT®/ACT® and WorkKey® test prep through Tutor.com or NCLIVE. Customers can also make use of Ancestry, InfoBits, pronunciator® and other online resources, DVDs, books, movies and games. And for the time being, a library card allows customers to check out an Internet hotspot.

To get your new or replacement card bring a picture ID or proof of residency to one of the Orange County Public Library locations in Hillsborough or Carrboro. Library cards are free to:

  • all local government and UNC Health Care employees; and,
  • all employees of public, private and charter schools.

The Orange County Public Library has four locations: The Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane, downtown Hillsborough; the Carrboro Branch at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill; the Cybrary at The Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro; and, the Library Station, a 24/7 self-serve kiosk at the Cedar Grove Community Center, 5800 N. 86, Hillsborough. Free parking is available at all locations. For hours of operation and complete service and program information, please visit www.bit.ly/ocplibrary