Library Card Eligibility


Are you eligible to receive a Fairfax County Public Library card? If you need further assistance, please contact your local branch or apply  online now!

Eligibility:
Lives or owns property in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the Towns of Herndon or Vienna
Fee: None
Expiration: None
Requirements: Must verify name and address.
Lives, works, owns property, or attends school in a reciprocal jurisdiction Fee: None
Expiration: Never
Requirements: Must verify name and address.
Enrolled in a public, private, or parochial school, college or university in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the Towns of Herndon or Vienna Fee: None
Expiration: None
Requirements: Must verify name and address.
Employed in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the Towns of Herndon or Vienna Fee: None
Expiration: None
Requirements: Must verify name, address, and employment.

Corporation located in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, the Towns of Herndon or Vienna, or a reciprocal jurisdiction

Incorporated day care center in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the Towns of Herndon or Vienna

Public, private, or parochial school, college or university in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the Towns of Herndon or Vienna

Is an agency of Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the Towns of Herndon or Vienna

Fee: None
Expiration: 1 year
Requirements: Send a letter on company letterhead stating the name of person/s who will be personally responsible for the materials checked out on the card to:

Library Administration
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 324, Fairfax, VA 22035-0012
Attn: Circulation Services Manager
Does not meet any of the other conditions, for example, a non-resident card Fee: $27/year
Expiration: 1 year
Requirements: Fill out the application form.

Payment may be made online or by check or money order via mail delivery. You may also pay in person at any library branch with cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.

Make check or money order payable to Fairfax County Public Library
Mail to:
Library Administration
Circulation Services Dept./Non-Resident Card Application
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035-0059

Reciprocal Jurisdictions

Resident and/or property owner of:

District of Columbia

Maryland Counties of:

  • Frederick
  • Montgomery
  • Prince Georges

Virginia Cities of:

  • Alexandria
  • Falls Church
  • Manassas
  • Manassas Park

Counties of:

  • Arlington
  • Fauquier
  • Loudoun
  • Prince William

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Acceptable documents to verify name

  • Checkbook
  • Corporate ID/badge
  • Credit Card
  • Driver's license
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Military ID/badge
  • Passport
  • School ID
  • Supermarket ID

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Acceptable documents to verify address.

  • Car registration
  • Checkbook
  • Contract for home
  • Driver's license
  • Letter addressed to applicant (Occupant or Resident is not acceptable)
  • Military Orders
  • Rental agreement
  • Utility bill

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Acceptable documents to verify employment.

  • Corporate badge or ID with address
  • Credit union card
  • Letter addressed to applicant at business address
  • Paycheck stub
  • Wearing a Fairfax County, VA uniform

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Acceptable documents to verify property ownership.

  • Assessment notice
  • Tax bill or receipt

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