Adults Ages 18+

Library cards may be obtained by any resident (ages 18 and over) or business of Pickens County.  You may fill out an application at any library location. We also have the application to download here and a version that you can submit online. All applications will require a government-issued photo ID with your correct local mailing address.  If the address shown on the ID is not correct, proof of local address is required. If you complete the application process with our online application or the downloaded application be sure to bring your photo ID with you to pick up your card.


Parents and legal guardians may obtain library cards for their minor children.  Proof of identification for the adult is required.  Adults’ cards must be in good standing in order to obtain a youth card.  Parents/guardians are responsible for materials checkout to youth cards.

Reciprocal Borrowers

Residents within our reciprocity area (Greenville, Anderson, and Oconee Counties) may obtain a free card provided they are in good standing with their county library system. Reciprocal borrowing cards do not permit access to the library’s downloadable collections.  If reciprocal borrowers wish to obtain this access, they may pay the yearly out-of-county fee.


Residents outside of our reciprocal borrowing area may purchase a library card for $25 per year.

Lost Cards

If you had a Pickens County Library Card in the past, or have lost your card, please do not fill out a new online application.  Simply bring your current photo ID into any branch to purchase a replacement card.  Replacement library cards are $2.00.

Library card applications may be submitted online.  To complete the application process and obtain your card, please bring your photo ID to any location.

Reciprocal Borrowing

The Pickens County Library System will offer residents of any contiguous county borrowing privileges for all circulation materials at all its service points provided that residents of Pickens County are afforded the same borrowing privileges in all that county’s public library service points.