Your library card can be used at the Main Library, Bayview Branch, West Side Branch or the Bookmobile. You can also obtain a library card at these locations.
You must bring your card to the library to borrow materials. If you do not have your card with you, identification must be presented in order to checkout your materials without your library card.
Your original card is free. There is a $1 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or damaged cards. If you change your name or address, please notify the library immediately. Library cards expire in two years after being issued.
Register for a Richmond Public Library Card
Download and print an application:
Student Library Patrons
Parent must be in attendance and must have an acceptable identification requirement Student picture identification card and a parent's address listed in the telephone directory Post card from Richmond Public Library postmarked within the last 30 days
Children's Library Patrons
Patron must be able to print his or her first name (with no outside help) Parent or guardian must be in the library and have acceptable identification
Lost or Replacement Cards
Replacement charge is $1.
Expired Library Cards
Library cards expire at the end of two years. When your card expires, you will be asked to fill out a new application and show acceptable identification. Your record will be updated and your borrowing privileges will be extended for two years. There is no charge unless you have lost your library card.