How do I get a library card?

Library materials may be checked out to those people who live, work, attend any school, or own property in Rutherford County. A library card issued from any Foothills Member library is valid at any and all other Foothills Consortium Member libraries.

A person must be at least 5 years old to apply for a library card at all libraries. A parent or guardian signature is required for those patrons under the age of 16. The parent or guardian who signs as responsible party must have a library card issued from a Foothills Consortium member library and have an account in good standing.

New patrons must show identification (ID) when registering for a library card. Examples of valid photo identification include:

Driver’s License or other state-issued photo identification

Student identification card

Military identification card


VA Veteran’s card

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