Getting a Library Card

Application Form

To get a library card, just stop by the Powhatan County Public Library and fill out a form. You can also print out the form and fill it in beforehand.

Updating Your Library Card

For your protection, the Powhatan County Public Library requires that you periodically update your card. This guarantees your address, phone number and email address are correct.

Required Before Using Materials

You may need to update your card in person before you will be allowed to reserve or renew library materials or view your patron record online. Please stop by our library to update your card. Generally, it takes less than 5 minutes to update your card. Be sure to bring your library card along with you.

Borrowing Terms

Material Limit

The maximum number of items that one cardholder may have checked out at any time are 20 items. However, there is a 7-item limit on movies and audiobooks.

Check Out Time & Renewals

All library materials circulate for 14 days. Most items can be renewed 3 times, but high demand items can not be renewed.

Fines & Fees

Service / Type of Fine
Fee or Fine Amount
Overdue Materials
$.05 per day;
transaction maximum (one-time) is $5
Library Card
Replacement Library Card
Inter-library Loan
Free, but patrons will be charged the price item's postage if it is not picked up in the allotted time.
$0.10 per page
Printing From a Computer
$0.15 per page
Lost or Damaged Book, Periodical, Audiobook, Video, DVD
Lost or Damaged Audio Singe from a Set (Tape or CD)
Processing $7.50
Book Jacket
Barcode $1
Audio/Video Case
Plastic Hang-Up Bags