Library cards, loan periods, holds, & fees
Library Card Eligibility
Library cards are available free to all residents and property owners in Craig County, and to residents of surrounding Virginia counties (Roanoke, Botetourt, Alleghany, Giles, Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski), plus the cities of Roanoke, Salem, and Radford.
- Proof of identification is required to register for a library card.
- For minors (under the age of 18), the application must also include the signature of a parent or guardian.
- Visit the front desk to get yours today!
Patrons are respectfully asked to abide by the following loan periods, and return all materials on time! Items are stamped with the due date at checkout.
- Books – 3 weeks
- Audiobooks (CD) – 3 weeks
- Videos (VHS & DVD) – 1 week
- Hot Picks (DVD) – 3 Days
- Music CDs – 1 week
- Kindle Paperwhite e-readers – 3 weeks
Following a 4-day grace period, $.10 per item per library day is charged except for the Kindles which are $1 per library day. The total maximum fine per person is $10.00. Patrons who reach this maximum, OR have more than 10 items overdue, OR have anything more than three months overdue, will be denied borrowing privileges.
Patrons with items that are lost or damaged beyond repair will be charged the list price or the cost of a similar replacement. Less serious damages may result in a small repair fee.
Patrons in good standing may request items be put on hold for them. They will be notified as soon as the item is available, and it will be held at the circulation desk for 4 business days. To request an item, speak to someone in circulation or call 540-864-8978.
All materials may be renewed, unless there has been a request for the item. You may renew in person, by calling 540-864-8978, or by sending us an email.
After-hours returns can be placed in the book drop box in front of the library. Please deposit items one at a time (spine first) into the slot.
Your suggestions will help us improve our collection! Patrons are strongly encouraged to submit purchase suggestions in the box at the library or online. While it is not always possible to purchase everything requested, we do our best to provide what our patrons are looking for. And we thank you for your interest in the library.