September is Library Card Sign Up Month

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.