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Library Cards & Borrowing Information

How to Apply

Spartanburg County Public Libraries issues free cards to Spartanburg county residents. All card applicants must provide current proof of identity and residency. Applications for children under age 17 must be completed by the parent or legal guardian. The person signing and any additional cards they have signed for must be in good standing before any new cards will be issued.

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What You Need to Bring

To receive a free full-privilege, resident card, you must show proof of current residence.
To be considered a permanent resident, you must live in Spartanburg county at least 6 months of the year.
College students living in on-campus housing do not qualify at this time.
A free library card is also available to anyone who lives in another county but owns property in Spartanburg County. Applicant must provide Spartanburg County tax receipt, proof of identity, and proof of current address. These accounts will expire on January 31st but may be renewed each year with proof of current tax receipt.

Acceptable identification and proof of residence:

Current Picture ID with current address 


Picture ID (with a non-current address)
such as:   AND one of the following:
South Carolina driver's license   Printed Checks with local address
South Carolina Department of Highways ID
*expired ID may not be used
  Current tax notice
Current Utility bill
Voter Registration

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Non-residents, who own property in Spartanburg County, may also receive a free full-privilege resident card by showing proof of property tax payment within the last year. A new receipt must be presented each year.
Spartanburg County does have a reciprocal agreement with Greenville County which allows Greenville County residents to receive the same free card. The same requirements apply along with the requirement that the person’s Greenville County card is also in good standing.

Non-Resident Cards:
Library cards may be issued to people who do not live in Spartanburg County for a fee of $32 per year for SC residents and $33 per year for out of state residents. This entitles you and one other family member a non-restricted card for a period of one year. If more than 2 family members get a card, the charge for the additional cards is $10 per year. Applicants must show picture ID with their correct address.
Any child, from birth to age 16 years old who is not a resident of Spartanburg County, may receive a free, restricted-use library card from Spartanburg County Public Libraries provided a parent or legal guardian signs the application, agreeing to be responsible for lost, damaged, and overdue materials.
This card may be used for borrowing only circulating, print materials related to school assignments, as well as age appropriate materials for recreational reading. The non-resident student card may not be used for borrowing audio visual or other materials unless a note from the teacher substantiates that the material is for a bona fide school assignment.

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Lost or Stolen Cards

Please notify the library immediately if you card is lost or stolen. We will put a stop on the card effective the day you let us know. Anything checked out before that date will be your responsibility.

Replacement Cards:
Cards may be replaced for a fee of $1.25. You must show proper identification to replace a card. The existing card must be in good standing before a replacement is issued.

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Change of Name, Address, or Telephone

Please notify the library if your name, address or telephone number changes. We can only contact you based on the information you have given us.

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