Get a library card

Anyone may apply for a free Polk County Public Library card. Please apply in person and bring :

1. Proof of identity in the form of a valid picture ID, such as a Driver’s License or other state-issued ID, School ID, Military ID, Passport, or VA Veteran’s card.

2. If not included on your picture ID, verification of your current mailing address, such as a utility bill (electric, gas, water, telephone), insurance policy/card, personalized check, bank statement, or tax notice.

Anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when applying for a library card. The parent/guardian will be responsible for any items checked out by the minor in her/his charge.

An institution, such as a business or private agency (for example, assisted living centers, group homes, or childcare facilities) may also be registered as a library user at no cost.

It is the responsibility of the cardholder to inform the library of any name or address changes.

    • Main Library
      1289 West Mills Street
      Columbus, NC 28722
      Tel. (828) 894-8721
      Fax (828) 894-2761
      Mon. 9am – 6pm
      Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
      Fri. 9am – 6pm
      Sat. 9am – 4pm

      Saluda Community Library
      44 W. Main Street
      Saluda, NC 28773
      Tel. (828) 749-2117
      Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
      Sat. 9am – 1pm

      (828) 894-8721 ext. 225