Get a Library Card

Free library cards are available for:
  • Residents of Gwinnett County
  • Gwinnett County business and property owners
  • Gwinnett County school employees
  • Gwinnett County government and city government agency employees
  • Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College students, faculty, and staff
     
Apply Online
Apply online for a temporary card.
 
Apply at any Branch
Please present proof of residency such as:
  • Valid driver's license
  • Utility bill
  • Lease, rental agreement, or mortgage
  • Non-Gwinnett residents from categories above must present proof of eligibility for a free card, such as:
  • Proof of business ownership
  • Proof of property ownership - deed or property tax bill
  • Student/faculty/staff ID
 
Non-Resident Library Card
If you live outside Gwinnett and don't qualify for a free card, you can get a non-resident card for an annual fee of $30. This fee amount is based on a Gwinnett resident's tax contribution toward public library service. If you are interested in a non-resident card, please visit one of our locations or contact AskGCPL.
 
Library Cards for Minors
If you are under the age of 18 you can get your own library card with your parent or guardian's permission. Parents/guardians decide library checkout privileges for their children's cards. Cards are also available with Internet access options for minors.
 
Organizational Library Card
When you visit a library branch, present the following on your organization's letterhead with your organization's CEO/officer's signature to obtain an organizational card: 
  • A statement accepting financial responsibility for all fines and fees incurred by anyone using the card. This includes fines for late materials and replacement fees for lost and damaged materials.
  • The CEO or officer's name, job title, and work phone number
  • Non-profit organizations must include their non-profit number in order to be exempt from fines
  • Organizations must submit this information annually, as organizational cards expire one year from issue date.
 To use the card, an organization member must know the card number and PIN.
 
Lost, Stolen, and Replacement Library Cards
Notify us immediately if your card is lost or stolen by visiting a branch or contacting AskGCPL
Present a valid ID in a library branch to get a replacement card
A parent or guardian must present his or her ID for a minor without a valid ID
Replacement cards cost $1
 
Card Renewals
We ask customers to renew their library cards every two years. To renew your card:
  • Receive your reminder
  • Update your contact information
  • Clear all fee/fine balances
A reminder notice will be emailed prior to each card's renewal date, (based on the cardholder's birth date.) There will not be postal or telephone notifications.  Cards will need to be renewed to continue borrowing privileges, and renewals must be made in person at any library branch. Library cards may not be renewed by telephone, email or SMS (text).