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Anyone may obtain a free library card by presenting appropriate photographic identification for registration, such as a driver's license or passport. If current mailing address is not on the photo ID, proof of current address will be requested. Children under 13 years must have a parent or guardian present to register for a library card. The parent or guardian must show an acceptable form of identification. Library cards may be used at any library in the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System. There is a replacement fee of $3.00 for lost library cards. See the CPC Registration Policy.


BOOKS: Library books are checked out for three weeks, with two renewals possible. Titles on reserve are checked out for three weeks, no renewals. "Browser" books are checked out for one week, no renewals.
MAGAZINES: Six magazines may be checked out at one time, but only two per title. Borrowing period is three weeks, with two renewals possible.
AUDIO CASSETTES, COMPACT DISCS & MP3 DISCS: Limit of five titles per format may be checked out for three weeks with two renewals. Selections for children are available.
VIDEO CASSETTES & DVDS: Limit of five titles per format.
Non-Fiction: checked out for three weeks, no rental fee, two renewals.
Fiction: checked out for one week, $1.00 rental fee, no renewal.


Materials can be renewed two (2) times. Reserved titles, "Browser" books and fiction DVDs & videos cannot be renewed.

Renewals may be requested in person at the circulation desk, by telephoning the library or online through the Library Catalog. Your library card number and PIN is needed to renew online or by telephone. Overdue materials cannot be renewed online. Instructions for renewing materials online may be found here.


Borrowed items may be returned at any of the nine libraries in the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System. Please note that only books and magazines can be returned in the outside book drops in most libraries. Audiovisual materials must be returned at the circulation desk or in specially marked media returns! A $5.00 fine per item will be charged for audiovisual materials returned in outside book drops.


BOOKS - Overdue books $0.20 cents a day.
AUDIO CASSETTES - $0.50 a day, $10.00 maximum.
COMPACT DISCS - $0.50 a day, $10.00 maximum.
VIDEO CASSETTES & DVDs - $1.00 a day, $10.00 maximum.
EQUIPMENT - Overdue audiovisual equipment $7.50 per day.
LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE REPAIRED must be paid for. Charges are either the actual cost or a Standard Replacement Cost.