Get a Library Card

Get a Library Card

Your Central Rappahannock Regional Library card is the key to a range of library services and a wealth of information online. Apply for one now!

Have a card but can’t find it? Contact us, and we will email your barcode to you.
Need to update your card information? Fill out this form. Your account information will be updated within 5 business days.

Library Card - FAQs

  • The CRRL region includes Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland. These localities supply a portion of their tax money to support the CRRL, and anyone who resides at or owns a property; a student, a teacher, county, or city government employee within the region may obtain a library card free of charge.

    The library has reciprocal agreements with the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, and Prince William that allow those residents to obtain free cards either by showing a card from their library or proof of residency. All others outside CRRL's jurisdiction must pay an annual family fee of thirty dollars. Senior citizens (62+) pay fifteen dollars.

    Your library card is good at all of the CRRL branches. A CRRL library card allows you to:

    • check out print, audio, and video materials
    • access our online databases through our website
    • reserve a public access computer at our branches
    • check out at any branch and return to any other branch
    • check out videos for a week and all other items for two weeks
    • renew in person, by telephone or online unless reserve requests have been recorded for those items
    • There are no fees charged for overdue materials. Replacement fees are still charged for lost or damaged items.

    You can apply for a library card at any of our branches or online.

  • You can renew items a number of times. However, if another patron has put the title on reserve, you will be asked to return the item. If you would like to borrow the item again, you may place a hold on it.

  • The library does not charge overdue fees. Replacement fees are still being charged for lost or damaged items. Overdue fees were eliminated on January 1, 2023, and accumulated overdue fees were waived.

    Making Payments in a Library Branch:

    Express Checkout
    Express checkout machines accept credit card/debit cards, mobile payments, and cash payments. A receipt can be printed, emailed, or both.

    Customer Services Desk
    Customers Services staff accept cash and check payments. A receipt can be printed.

    Online Payment:

    Credit/debit card payments are accepted online. A receipt can be printed.

    • Click on “Log in/My CRRL” in the upper right corner.
    • You will be directed to "My Library Dashboard." Click on "Fees" under "My Borrowing."
    • If any fees are owed, the fees will be listed, and you will see a “Pay Fees” button.
    • Click "Pay Fees" and a payment window will be launched.
    • You can check or uncheck any individual charge and, for each charge, may change the amount in the “Payment” box to a lesser amount if you do not wish to pay the full charge at that time.
    • After specifying payment amounts, click the “Submit.” You will be directed to a “Payment Options” page where you can select “Pay From Credit Card” then enter your credit card information.
  • You can get an out-of-region card good for one year.

    This costs $30 for your entire family, and you enjoy all the benefits of the library as well as access to our extensive collection of online databases. The annual cost for senior citizens is $15.

  • The library does not charge overdue fees. Replacement fees are still being charged for lost or damaged items. Overdue fees were eliminated on January 1, 2023, and accumulated overdue fees were waived.

Getting Started with Your Library Card

Welcome to Your Library

After you receive your new library card, take these next steps to unlock its full power!

Search the Catalog

Start your journey with our online catalog.

Databases & More

For many of our online resources, you need a library card. Start now by browsing our databases.

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