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Temporary Online Registration

Use this link to sign up for a library card online during COVID-19. The temporary card will expire after 2 weeks and cannot be used to check out physical materials.

Library cards are FREE to New Hanover County residents and property owners, students and teachers in any school in New Hanover County, and active military personnel stationed in New Hanover County.

  • Minors (under age 18) require application by a parent or other adult taking financial responsibility.
    • Students and teachers in New Hanover county schools can use their lunch number or school staff UID number, respectively, to access eResources or check out materials through CLASS Project. Read more here
  • Non-residents may get a library card for $30/year or $15/6 months, to sign up for a non-resident card please visit any NHCPL location.
  • Temporary Online Registration is only good for 14 days and must then be validated at an NHCPL location with a photo ID and proof of your current address. 

Library Card FAQs

Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm