Q. How can I get a library card for the Gwinnett County Public Library?


Library cards provide access across all collections with a checkā€out limit of 75 physical and digital items. Pre-register for a library card here and then visit one of the 15 branch locations to verify your account information.

Free library cards are available for:

  • Residents of Gwinnett County
  • Gwinnett County school employees
  • Gwinnett County government and city government agency employees
  • Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College students, faculty, and staff
  • Gwinnett County business owners – with proof of ownership
  • Gwinnett County property owners – with deed or property tax bill


When applying or verifying account information, please present proof of residency/eligibility such as:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Current utility bill
  • Current lease, rental agreement, or mortgage

If you are under the age of 18 you can get a full access library card with your parent or guardian’s permission.


Digital cards are available to Gwinnett teens ages 13 to 17 and residents without proof of address for access to Library digital resources and branch computer access. Checkouts on this card do not include items from the library’s physical collection. A digital card may be converted to a full access card with parental approval, upon reaching age 18 or when proof of residence is presented.


Library cards are available for associations, businesses, churches, county government agencies, city government agencies, day care centers and schools located in Gwinnett County. Present the following on your organization’s letterhead with your organization’s CEO/officer’s signature to obtain an organizational card:

  • A statement accepting financial responsibility for all fines and fees incurred by anyone using the card. This includes fines for late materials and replacement fees for lost and damaged materials.
  • The CEO or officer’s name, job title, and work phone number
  • Non-profit organizations must include their non-profit number in order to be exempt from fines
  • Organizations must submit this information annually, as organizational cards expire one year from issue date.

To use the card, an organization member must know the card number and PIN.


If you live outside Gwinnett and don’t qualify for a free card, you can get a non-resident card for an annual fee of $40. This fee amount is based on a Gwinnett resident’s tax contribution toward public library service. Visit your local branch to learn more about a non-resident library card.


Notify us immediately if your card is lost or stolen. Present ID in a library branch to get a replacement card.

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  • Last Updated Mar 21, 2019
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