Get a Library Card

Roanoke Valley Libraries

It’s easy to get a library card. If you’re a resident of Virginia, you can receive your free library card. Your card gives you access to all Roanoke Valley Libraries: Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and Roanoke County.

With Your Library Card You Can

  • Check out library materials like items from our Library of Things collections, books, movies, video games, audiobooks, and more.
  • Take the library with you on the go and check out eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.
  • Use computers (desktops and laptops at the library) and printing services, including mobile printing at our four large locations.
  • Place Items on hold through our catalog at
  • Access online resources like Transparent Languages, US Major Dailies, The Roanoke Times, Universal Class, and more.

Applying for a Card

Come to the library and complete an application during operating hours. Please bring your photo ID that includes your current address (or a photo ID with a non-current address with a check, bank statement, utility bill, etc. that lists your current address).

Click here to access the Library catalog

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the South County Library at 540-772-7507 or by email.

Not sure if your card is in good standing or valid? Check with us and we will do our best to make sure you have access to our materials. Please note that in 2022 all Roanoke Valley Libraries stopped charging fines on overdue materials, previous overdue fees were waived.