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Using Your Library Card

Library cards are available at no charge to those who reside, own property, work or attend school in Transylvania County. Others might be eligible for a non-resident card with an annual fee. A library card or official photo ID must be presented to borrow materials. 

We are a member of the NC Cardinal library consortium so you can use your Transylvania County Library card at any NC Cardinal Library, including all public libraries in western North Carolina. Checkout limits, loan periods, etc. may vary when visiting other libraries. 

Check Out Limits

  • With a standard library card, there is not a limit to the number of books, DVDs, audiobooks, or music CDs you can borrow at once. 
  • Student Access accounts have a 10 item checkout limit. 
  • Special checkout and return policies apply for certain items including instruments, puzzles, games, book club kits and Batty for Books kits. 
  • Digital checkout limits vary based on the resource.

Loan Periods

  • NEW books — 14 days
  • Books, audiobooks, CDs & kits —  21 days
  • DVDs  —   7 days
  • Bookmobile items —    30 days
  • Magazines — 21 days (current issue is not available for checkout)


  • Books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are eligible to be renewed up to three times unless someone else has requested the item.
  • All eligible items will automatically renew the night before their due date.
  • You can renew checkouts in advance by visiting or calling the library, or through the Library’s online catalog.
    • PIN is required for online renewals.
  • Batty for Books and other special materials (games, Book Club Kits, and puzzles) may not be renewed

Overdue Fines

  • Adult and Young Adult books and audiobooks: $.15 per day
  • DVDs: $1.00 per day
  • Children’s materials, including books, audiobooks, DVDs & kits: No overdue fines
  • Student Access accounts: No overdue fines 

If an account balance exceeds $25, all borrowing privileges are blocked. Please refer to the Library’s Fines & Fees schedule for a complete list of replacement costs and other fees.

Returning your loans

  • Return borrowed materials in bookdrops located inside and outside the library, or at any NC Cardinal library. 
  • Special return instructions may be provided for items like games, kits and instruments.
  • Do not leave money for fines in book pockets or audio-visual cases; it is likely to be lost or separated.

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