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Library Cards for Homebound or Disabled Patrons

Buncombe County Libraries . . .

. . . now has a policy in place to provide library cards to folks who are unable to physically visit a local branch. Any homebound or disabled person can call any Buncombe County Library, or e-mail and ask to have a card mailed to them.

Buncombe County Libraries does need a copy of an ID to show the person lives in Buncombe County, and this ID can be copied and mailed, or a photo can be taken with a phone and emailed. A friend or family member may also bring a copy of the person’s ID and have a library card made in the library to take back to the homebound or disabled person.

The free library card that is mailed is good for three years and can be used for the library system’s online services, including downloading books, magazines and music from the digital library.

All of the library locations and phone numbers are listed here.

Not a resident of Buncombe County?
Check with your local library to see if this service is available for you!