Get A Library Card

How To Apply

A Petersburg Public Library card is free to any person living in the Commonwealth of Virginia.   Armed services personnel and their dependents who are currently living within the Commonwealth of Virginia may receive a library card at no charge.  Residents of Chesterfield County, City of Colonial Heights, and areas served by Appomattox Regional Library System (Dinwiddie, Prince George, Hopewell, and Disputanta),  may also receive a Petersburg Public Library card at no charge.

Details and Requirements

  • Residents may receive a library card regardless of age. Children under 18 may obtain their own card with their parent’s permission.
  • Teens, ages 13 – 17 years, may receive a Student Card without a parent/guardian signature.  Student Cards may be used to access computers and may check out two (2) books and one (1) DVD per transaction.  Items checked out must be returned before any other items may be checked out.
  • All applicants must apply in person.
  • All adult applicants must furnish photo identification verifying their name, address, city, and state.  Children, under the age of 18, must have their parent(s) sign their registration card.

Library Card Registration Form

To register, print off the registration form then bring the form and valid identification to Petersburg Public Library.