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Library Cards

Get a Card and PIN

You may apply for your library card at Cary Library (directions) or at any other Minuteman library. You may register online to get a 6 month Minuteman library card, then visit Cary Library to complete your library card application.

For Adults and Young Adults (ages 13 and up)

To get a library card, please bring a piece of identification with your name and current address to one of our Circulation desks. Your card will be issued immediately and may be used the same day at any Minuteman library. Cards are not issued online.

Please remember to bring your library card with you each time you visit. There is no charge for your initial library card, nor is there a charge for replacement cards.


We recommend waiting until your child's 5th birthday to get them their own library card, but every family is different! Children under the age of 12 may apply for a library card if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian with a piece of identification with their name and current address.

Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a unique identifier (consisting of 3-30 numbers and/or letters) created by you, either in person at the library or by phone. With a PIN you may access your library account to: see your checked out items, reserve items, renew items, see your fines and pay them online, see your reserves and if they are ready for pick-up.


Library accounts are confidential. Please see our privacy policy.