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Library Cards

Everyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property in Brunswick County is eligible for a free library card with proper identification. This can include any of the following:

  • – Government-issued driver’s license or ID
  • – Military, tribal, or other photo ID
  • – Passport
  • – School or work photo ID
  • – If the ID does not show the current address, additional proof of address is needed: utility bill, lease agreement, tax document, Medicaid card, voter registration, etc. Digital versions or paper copies are both acceptable.

Please visit any of our Brunswick County Library branch locations to obtain your library card. 

Children between the ages of 5 and 17 years may obtain a library card with a parent or guardian’s identification.

Non-resident Library Card

Non-residents of Brunswick County who do not hold any of the above forms of identification may still obtain a library card by:

  • – Showing proof of permanent address,
  • – Paying a user fee of $25.

A temporary library card is valid for 12 months and may be used to borrow (at one time):

  • – Unlimited paperbacks (uncatalogued), plus
  • – 3 cataloged books
  • – 1 audiobook or DVD

All Visitors

The library cannot lend materials to people just visiting, but everyone is welcome to enjoy the resources within the library buildings, including books, magazines, newspapers, computers with internet access, reference services, and children’s programs.

Items for Checkout

Library cardholders in good standing may borrow from any library branch:

  • Books (21-day period; 7-day period for high-demand titles)
  • DVDs (7-day period)
  • Audiobooks (Books on cassette and books on CD, 14-day period)
  • Music CDs (7-day period)

All items may be renewed once. Call any of the five library branches to renew by phone.

Library Director

Patricia Dew



Harper Library

109 W Moore St.
Southport, NC

Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI)



Rourk Library

5068 Main St.
Shallotte, NC

Friends of the Rourk Library



Leland Library

487 Village Rd.
Leland, NC

Friends of the Leland Library



Barbee Library

8200 E Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC

Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI)



Southwest Brunswick Branch Library

9400 Ocean Highway West
Carolina Shores, NC

Friends of the Southwest Branch Library


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