September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Buncombe County Public Libraries join the American Library Association and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
In Buncombe County, there are two ways to get a library card.
Go to any library – this is the fastest way.
If you can’t to come to a library, you can get a card online. You will need to email Buncombe County Public Libraries a photo of your ID to get a card by email. They will email you a library card number and PIN that you can use immediately for all digital resources and the physical card will be mailed to you at a later date.
Remember, all Buncombe County and Asheville City School IDs can be used to check out library materials, so if you have a school ID you already have a library card. The PIN for your school ID is the last four digits of the ID number.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Please contact your library you have any questions.
Prepared by Buncombe County.