Get a library card

Anyone may apply for a free Polk County Public Library card.

To get your own library card, visit any of our library locations and bring photo identification;  driver’s license, student ID, military ID or passport all work.  If your address is not on your ID, you’ll need a bank statement, utility bill, tax notice or other official proof of address.

If you are 17 or younger and don’t have your own ID and/or proof of address, a parent or guardian who has their own library card can be the responsible party for your account.

Institutions, such as an assisted living center, group home, or childcare facility, may also register for library accounts.  To create a card for an institution, we’ll first need a signed approval letter from an authorized representative of the facility.

For more information about library accounts and circulation of materials, see our Circulation Policy.

    • Main Library
      1289 West Mills Street
      Columbus, NC 28722
      Tel. (828) 894-8721
      Fax (828) 894-2761
      Hours:
      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
      Hours:
      Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
      Sat. 9am – 1pm

      Bookmobile
      (828) 894-8721 ext. 225
      Schedule