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Please review the Operating Policy regarding Library Cards:


2-1                    LIBRARY CARDS

Current proof of residence (driver’s license, utility bill or other official documentation with the applicant’s name and current address) is required from all individuals at the time of application. All library card applicants must be present to obtain a card.

Borrowers’ cards are free to residents and property owners of Williamson County.

Non-resident Williamson County employees may apply for and receive a library card with proof of current employment, such as a pay stub or other official proof of employment, for free.

Individuals who reside in Tennessee and are not residents of Williamson County but work in the county may apply for and receive a library card with proof of current employment, such as a pay stub or other official proof of employment, for an annual fee of $5.00.  

A second approved user may be added to an individual account. This option allows another adult who is 18 years of age or older and a resident of Williamson County to pick up holds, place holds, and pay fines on the account holder’s account. A second user may be added at any time by Circulation staff at each branch library. The second approved user must have the individual’s library card on hand or may access the account with official identification 4 times per year in accordance with library policy. The account holder may remove a second user from the account with assistance from Circulation staff. Approval of second user is at the complete discretion of the Library. The Library reserves the right to remove any second user should that individual violate any of the rules contained herein.

All other out-of-county residents must pay an annual borrower's fee of $25.00 unless they are residents of a county that is participating in the Middle Tennessee Reciprocal Lending Agreement.  These patrons will receive free cards and full access to library materials and library computers.  This does not include electronic resources.

Out-of-state residents must pay a semi-annual borrower’s fee of $25.00. The card is limited to a maximum of 3 items per check out.

The library will waive non-resident fees for out-of-county students 4 years of age and older who are enrolled in educational institutions (excluding daycare facilities) in Williamson County if the student resides in a county not participating in the Tennessee Library Card program. The student or guardian must provide proof of residence and proof of current enrollment at the school. The account will only be active as long as the student is enrolled at a school located in Williamson County. The library reserves the right to verify enrollment with the school and deny, block or cancel accounts if unable to verify enrollment.

Free guest cards are issued in the Special Collections department at the Main Library for use only in that department.

Applications and library cards for children between 4 and 17 years of age must be signed by the children's parent or legal guardian, who must be present at the time of application.

Parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the back of the library card application if they wish child(ren) 4 to 17 years of age to be able to use library computers with filtered internet access.

Library cards must be presented at checkout and for computer use. A library patron with an account in good standing may use a valid driver’s license or state identification card in lieu of their library card to check out library materials 4 times and to access library computers 4 times per calendar year.   

The replacement fee for a Williamson County Public Library card is $3.00. Stolen cards will be replaced free of charge if a police report is provided. There is a one (1) time free replacement for all library patrons.

The replacement fee for Tennessee Library Card holders who lose their county’s library card is $.50 to replace the WCPL patron barcode.

The Director may extend free temporary library privileges in extraordinary circumstances.

  Operating Policies: 2-1  Approved by the WCPL Board of Trustees, May 17, 2018 

QUESTIONS?  Call 615-595-1277 to talk to someone with the Circulation Department about how to get a Library card or how to renew and update an existing account.


Click HERE to start your Library Card Application Online.