Getting a Library Card

Application Form
To get a library card, just stop by the Powhatan County Public Library and fill out a form. You can also print out the form and fill it in beforehand.
Child Application
The child application is only for children under the age of 18 and must be completed by the child's parent or legal guardian.
 
Updating Your Library Card
For your protection, the Powhatan County Public Library requires that you periodically update your card. This guarantees your address, phone number and email address are correct.

Required Before Using Materials
You may need to update your card in person before you will be allowed to reserve or renew library materials or view your patron record online. Please stop by our library to update your card. Generally, it takes less than 5 minutes to update your card. Be sure to bring your library card along with you.

Borrowing Terms
Material Limit
The maximum number of items that one cardholder may have checked out at any time are 20 items. However, there is a 7-item limit on movies and audiobooks.

Check Out Time & Renewals
All library materials circulate for 14 days. Most items can be renewed 3 times, but high demand items can not be renewed.

Fines & Fees

Service / Type of Fine
Fee or Fine Amount
Overdue Materials
$.05 per day;
transaction maximum (one-time) is $5
Library Card
Free
Replacement Library Card
$0.50
Inter-library Loan
Free, but patrons will be charged the price item's postage if it is not picked up in the allotted time.
Photocopies
$0.10 per page
Printing From a Computer
$0.15 per page
Lost or Damaged Book, Periodical, Audiobook, Video, DVD
Varies
Lost or Damaged Audio Singe from a Set (Tape or CD)
$10
Processing $7.50
Book Jacket
$1
Barcode $1
Audio/Video Case
$1
Plastic Hang-Up Bags
$1