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Get a Card

Anyone who meets any ONE of the following conditions: lives is Harnett County, lives in a contiguous county (Lee, Moore, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston, Wake, or Chatham), attends school in Harnett County, owns property in Harnett County, or works in Harnett County can receive a library card.

Please visit the FAQ page for more information about library materials and services.

Apply In-Person

You can apply for a card at any of our library locations. Photo identification and something showing applicant's name and current mailing address must be presented. A current driver's license is usually sufficient. 

Any applicant under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a library card.

Apply Online

If you are not currently registered for a library card and would like to use library resources, users age 16 and older can now sign up remotely using our Online Library Card Registration form. 

  1. 1. Go to
  2. 2. Choose your home library from the dropdown list provided. We are only able to register patrons for libraries in Harnett county. 
  3. 3. Fill out the rest of the form, including your name, full mailing address (your mailing address must be in Harnett county or a contiguous county), date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD), phone number, and email address.
  4. 4. Click "Submit Registration" to send your information.
  5. 5. Your library will email you your library card number and PIN. Contact your home library if you haven't received your information within three business days. 
  6. 6. You may pickup your physical library card at your library branch. Cards registered to Anderson Creek Public Library, Boone Trail Public Library, and Harnett County Main Library must be picked up at the Main Branch at 455 McKinney Parkway in Lillington. Please bring your photo ID and proof of address to pickup your card. 
  8. Library cards issued online are temporary and expire 3 months after their issue date. You must pick up your physical card at a library branch to continue access to library resources.