Get a Library Card

Applying for a Library Card


Virginia and North Carolina residents are eligible to apply. Stop by any Suffolk Public Library location or visit our Pop-Up Library or Library2Go to complete an application. You can also print an application and bring it with you.

Adult Cards (18+)


Items Required
  • Completed application
  • Photo Identification (examples below)
  • Photograph taken by staff for library records
  • Proof of current address
Staff handing back a library card to a patron

Juvenile Cards (Under 18)


All juvenile cards linked to the applying Parent/Guardian account.
Items Required
  • Child must be present in order to apply for a library card
  • Completed application
  • Photo Identification of Parent/Guardian
  • Photograph of Parent/Guardian taken by staff for library records
  • Proof of current address

Examples of Accepted Forms of Proof of Address


  • City of Suffolk business license
  • Financial/Tax statements
  • Mail post marked within 30 days
  • Military orders
  • Typed leases/rental agreement
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle registration

Examples of Accepted Forms of Photo Identification (ID)


  • Government issued photo ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • School ID
  • Warehouse membership card

Replacement, Lost or Stolen Library Cards


If your library card is lost or stolen, notify the library immediately at 757-514-7323.