Anyone who meets one of the following qualifications may obtain a library card free of charge upon verification of identity and address.
Those eligible must apply for library cards at a library location, the bookmobiles or through offsite registration with a library staff member. School groups, library tour groups, etc. may submit paper registrations.
To be eligible for a Forsyth County Library card the patron must have official form of photo ID and proof of local address. These needs can be met by a valid driver’s license with a current address or a combination of 1 from the identification column and 1 from the address column.
|Passport||Post marked piece of mail with patron’s name and current address|
|State issued ID||Lease, deed, or utility agreement with patron’s name and current address|
|Military ID||Car registration or insurance card with name and current address|
|School or work identification card||Checkbook with current address|
|Any other official picture ID||Pay stub with current address|
Non-residents may purchase cards for an annual fee of $25 dollars. Non-resident library card holders must apply and renew in person at any location of the Forsyth County Public Library.
|Print materials (Pops, books, magazines, ephemera, etc.)||21 days|
|Nonfiction DVDs and Videos||21 days|
|Audio material (CDs, cassettes, Playaways)||21 days|
|Fiction DVDs and Videos and eBook Readers||7 days|
|Interlibrary Loan||Determined by the lending library|
Fines are not charged for the late return of most library materials with the exception of videocassettes, DVDs, Interlibrary loan materials and eBook readers. Videos, DVDs and eBook readers are assessed the following fines:
Most items may be renewed four (4) times, in person, by telephone or online, if they are not on request. Popular Library materials, videos, DVDs, eReaders, video & music, and storytime kits are non-renewable. Interlibrary loans and eReaders must be returned inside the library to the check out desk where the device was checked out.
Library cards are replaced free in these instances:
Fees are charged for cards replaced for all other reasons. The first replacement card costs $1.00. Additional replacement cards cost $5.00 each.