Gaston County Public Library

Library Card Information

Library Card Information

Individuals who live, work, attend school, or own property in Gaston County may obtain a library card at no charge.

One current, official ID with photo, name and address (example: driver’s license); or, two valid ID documents that verify name and address (examples: recent utility or phone bill, bank statement) are required to obtain a library card.

A child's registration (15 and under) requires parent/legal guardian signature and ID.

Out-of-County Card Fee: $10.00/yr.

*Please report a lost or stolen library card immediately to avoid unauthorized usage and charges.

Replacement Card Fee: $3.00

Your library card

  • entitles you to borrow materials from any Gaston County Public Library location;
  • must be presented each time a loan is made;
  • must be presented each time you use a public-access computer;
  • is NOT transferable - you are responsible for all items borrowed on your library card;
  • remains valid for three years and will be renewed at no charge.


Loan Periods:
Books and audios: 21 days
Bestsellers, high-demand, and holiday books: 7 days
DVDs: 7 days

Overdue Fines:
Books and audios: $1 per item
Best-sellers, high-demand, and holiday books: $2 per item
DVDs: $2 per item

Returned check fee: $25.00

Books and audios: One Renewal
Bestsellers, high-demand, and holiday books: One Renewal
DVDs: One Renewal

Materials may be renewed in-library, online, or by telephone.

Holds may be placed in-library, on-line, or by telephone.

Returns may be made to any Gaston County Public Library location.