How do I obtain a library card?

New Castle County Library cards are free for anyone living in Delaware. Non-residents of Delaware may obtain a New Castle County Library card for a fee of $40 per year.

A patron new to New Castle County Libraries may obtain a library card after providing a current photo ID with name and birth date (such as a driver’s license) along with proof of current, permanent residential address (such as a current bill, rent receipt, etc.).

If you have special residential situations that don't fall under the categories listed here, please call or visit your local library's Circulation desk - we have other options to ensure that New Castle County patrons are able to receive library cards.

Library cards expire annually at which time proof of address must be shown and all fines and fees paid in order to renew.

New Castle County Library cards may be used at any library in Delaware.

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1. How do I find program information?
2. How do I obtain a library card?
3. How does my library card work?
4. How do I renew an item?
5. How do I book a meeting room?
6. How do I find employment with the libraries?
7. Do the libraries accept volunteers?