What Types of Library Cards Are Available?
CCPL Library Card
This is the standard, full access library card available to those ages 18 and over. With your CCPL library card, you have full access to all online and digital resources, Interlibrary loan, as well as all materials available in our branches. These cards are currently valid for a 10 year period.
PACREG Library Card
A PACREG library card is a temporary card obtained by signing up for a library card online. You will receive a library card number starting with PACREG followed by a series of numbers, please keep this number as it will be used to access our services. The card will be good for a predetermined amount of time, during which a physical card should be obtained.
Library Cards for Minors
We issue full access cards to minors* on the request and consent of the parent or legal guardian. Although the consenting parent or legal guardian is asked to sign the application, the card is registered in the child’s name and is considered to be that child’s card by the library. *Minors 16 years of age and older do not need consent from a parent or legal guardian.
What you should know about the use of your child’s card:
- You have agreed to be responsible for any charges on your child’s card.
- You have agreed that your child can use any library resource including the Internet with the presentation of this card.
- You may access your child’s records at any time in the library with his/her card or online using your child’s card and password.
The library issues special “Kids Cards” with limited borrowing privileges.
This card is available for kids and teens who do not have a parent or legal guardian present to sign for a full access card. A short registration form is required with the child’s first and last name and birthdate. There is no minimum age requirement for this card and it will expire when the cardholder turns 18.
Kids Cards may have a maximum of 15 items checked out at one time.
Virtual CCPS Cards
All Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students now have access to special CCPL library card accounts. These virtual cards give students access to books, digital resources, and more for FREE! These cards are linked to their student ID numbers and are valid until the student turns 18. Click here for more information.
Your CCPL library card can be used in any public library in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Loan policies and rules vary for each county.