NHC Public Library Card Sign Up

Get a NHC Public Library Card @ Randall Library!

Join the New Hanover County Public Library at Randall Library on Wednesday, March 20th from 11 am to 2 pm to register UNCW students, faculty, and staff for public library cards. Find us outside, adjacent to Randall Library's main entrance. In case of inclement weather, they will be set up inside Randall Library near the atrium, first floor.

To get a public library card:

    Must be 18 years or older
    Must bring proof of NHC mailing address (rental agreement, utility bill, bank statement, or phone bill)
    Valid Photo ID (ID card, driver's license, UNCW One Card)


Library cards are FREE to New Hanover County residents and property owners, students and teachers in any school in New Hanover County, and active military personnel stationed in New Hanover County.

  • Minors (under age 18) require application by a parent or other adult taking financial responsibility.
  • Students over the age of 18 enrolled in an institution of higher learning in New Hanover County are eligible for a Resident Adult Card.
  • Non-residents may get a library card for $30/year or $15/6 months, to sign up for a non-resident card, please visit any NHCPL location.

See the Registration Policy and Loans Policy for more details.