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Most itemscheck out for 28 days. Exceptions include DVDs (7 days), new items (14 days)and other specially marked materials.
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The first card is free, but if you need to replace it, there is a $3.00 charge
You can use your card at any of the Davidson County Libraries (Lexington, Thomasville, Denton, North Davidson, and West Davidson). Library cards can be obtained by visiting any of our locations and providing proof of address.
Any countyor state resident or county property owner applying for a library card should presenta photo ID. If the ID does not have the current address, the applicant mustshow proof of current address (examples: utility bill, signed lease, piece of canceled mail). The card is freefor those who do not already have an account and $3 for a replacement card.
Library cardholders over the age of 18 and ages 11-18 with signed parent permission can usea public computer by simply inputting their library card number in the barcodefield on any public computer and then agreeing to terms and conditions. Thosewithout a library card can receive a guest pass at the reference desk aftershowing a photo ID. Unsettled charges on Davidson County Public Library or NCCardinal Consortium accounts can prevent patrons from access to publiccomputers.
Library cardholders can request items at any Davidson County branch as well as items fromlibrary systems participating in the NC Cardinal consortium. See a librarystaff member or follow this link for video instructions.
Accountholders can place a total of 25 holds on books and audiobooks and seven onvideos.
Unless apatron specifies otherwise, the PIN or Personal Identification Number for mostaccount holders defaults to the last four digits of that person’s primary phonenumber.
The processfor checking out an e-book from the North Carolina Digital Library and the NCKids Digital Library differsaccording to device. Please visit here for information specific to your device.
Follow this link for directions on downloading e-books through Freading.
Visit here for information on downloading e-books from NC Live.
Visit the Freegal web site and log in using thelibrary card number and PIN. Check your app store to download the Freegal appfor use on your mobile device.
Pleasecontact the branch where you would like to reserve space to determine roomavailability and to obtain and sign a copy of our meeting room policy. Thoseusing library meeting rooms must agree to the terms and conditions as stated inthe Davidson County Public Library meeting room policy.