With a CCPL library card you can:
Maryland residents can register for a free Carroll County Public Library card in person or online.
In Person: Visit any customer service desk with acceptable ID to register for a card.
Online: You may register online for a temporary library card before visiting a branch with acceptable ID to pick up your library card. You will be allowed to place requests and check out up to 2 items before your 30-day temporary card expires.
The following are the forms of ID that CCPL will accept for a library card:
Ages 14 and older
Teens who are age 14 or older can apply for their own card if they have a current photo ID, such as a current Maryland driver's license or learner's permit, provisional license or school-issued photo ID. Otherwise, a parent or guardian 18 years or older must accompany them and present a current photo ID and sign the library card.
Ages 13 and under
Children age 13 or under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 18 years or older to apply for a library card. The parent or guardian must show a current photo ID and sign the card to accept responsibility for materials borrowed and any charges incurred on a child's card.
Non-Custodial Guardian Accompanying a Child
The guardian—including grandparents, aunts and uncles, adult siblings and foster parents—must live at the same address and be at least 18 years old. The guardian must show a current photo ID that matches the child's address and must sign the child's card. For children in group homes, verification of identity and address by the staff of the home is acceptable.
Checking out DVDs and Video Games
We offer all CCPL customers a variety of items to check out. However, children under 13 are restricted from borrowing movies above the G rating and video games. For more information visit our customer service desk.
To use a library card from another Maryland public library system, register it at any branch Customer Service Desk or Mobile Library Services vehicle stop. A current photo ID is required.
Once registered, you may borrow library materials or use any of our research resources.
A new library card may be issued if your current card's identification number is not compatible with our circulation system. Registration of library card not registered with a MD Public Library is not available.
Out-of-state library cards are available for the following:
All out-of-state library cards expire one year from registration.
If your library card is lost or stolen, report it immediately by visiting or calling any branch. You are responsible for any items checked out on your library card before the card is reported lost or stolen.
To get a replacement card, visit the Customer Service desk at any branch with acceptable ID to receive a new card.
An active card, that is not an Out-of-State card and is in good standing, does not need to be renewed if the card is used to check out items or access online research resources within a two year period. Cards which have no accrued fines or fees will be purged after two years of inactivity. If your card expires, visit the Customer Service desk at any branch with a current photo ID to apply for a new one.
You can access your customer account via the library catalog. Enter your library card number or username and password.
Your library card number is located on your library card or keychain tag below the barcode. You can visit the library branch in person if you need to get a replacement card. Be prepared to show photo ID.
You will need to visit your local library branch to set up a password. Photo ID will be required to update your account.
If you have an email address associated with your library account, you can click on Forgot your password? on the catalog login page. If you know your username or barcode, a new password will be sent to the email address we have on file.
If you do not have an email address associated with your library account, you will need to visit your local library to access this information. Photo ID will be required.
You can change your contact information online when you access your customer account via the library catalog. Enter your library card number or username and password, and then choose Contact Information and Preferences. Review your current information, make changes and click the Submit Change Request button at the bottom of the screen. You may also update your contact information at any of our library branches.
CCPL takes its responsibilities very seriously, and we expect our borrowers to do so as well.