Get a Library Card

All individuals with Virginia Residency are eligible for a Portsmouth Public Library card.

Bored? Stuck at home? The Library can help!

During the COVID-19 closure, we have enabled you to sign up for a Digital Library Card! Fill out our form with your information (or click on the image) and we will email you your new library card number in 2 business days or less! The card will be good for 90 days, and you can turn the digital card into an actual card once we reopen! Just bring your ID and proof of address to retrieve your physical library card. 

Digital Library Card



To apply for a card you need:

  • Photo Identification
  • Proof of VA Residency