Free library card for residents of Winchester,
Frederick County or Clarke
Apply online for your library card
What you need for a library card
identification with your name and physical address and/or proof of
paying personal property taxes in the region the library serves.
Children ages 5 to 15
need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application.
Youth 16 or over do not
need parentís signature if they have a picture ID and proof of physical
Residents of Loudoun,
Fauquier, Warren, and Shenandoah counties may have free HRL library
cards by showing their home library cards along with picture
identification with your name and physical address.
Nonresidents may have
library cards for $25 annually.
Benefits of HRL Library Cards
Checkout books, CDs, videos, DVDs, and books on tape from any HRL library.
Delivery available to your home library if materials are located elsewhere
in the system.
Place holds and check your library records at home through our web page.
Return books to any HRL library.
Access the full-text databases available through finditva.com.
Use free Internet service at Handley, Bowman and Clarke libraries.
Checkout privileges at Loudoun, Fauquier,
Warren, and Shenandoah County
Loan Periods and Fines:
All materials can be checked out for three weeks, and all items can be
renewed for another three-week period.
We can renew books over the phone. To renew, call 662-9041,
ext. 15 or 869-9000, ext. 0.
Overdue fines are $.15 per item per day.
Maximum numbers that can be checked out are:
5 Books on Tape or Books on CD
10 music CDs
for a maximum of 30 items per library card.
Returning Library Materials
You can return materials to any library in the regional system. If the
library is closed, use the drop-off box.
Want an item that is already checked out? Place a "hold request" through
the online catalog either in the library or at home. (You will need a PIN
number to place holds yourself through the online catalog. Ask at any
circulation desk to get a PIN.) When the items you want are returned, the
library will notify you by phone and hold the item for 3 days.
You are responsible for all items borrowed on your
Please report a lost, missing, or stolen card
page updated November 2010