Blackwater Regional Library

Get a Library Card!

Virtual Library Card:

The library provides virtual cards via Online Borrower Registration for patrons wanting to use digital downloadables, such as eBooks, eAudio, Streaming Music and Video, as well as our test prep and learning databases. This is available at  and your virtual card number will be emailed to you! To change a Virtual Card for a full service card, come into any Blackwater Regional Library branch with a photo ID and current proof of address. Once registered check out our downloadables here

Full Use Library Card:

A valid photo ID and current proof of address. Acceptable identification should have a photo of the person signing the application, confirm the address on the application, confirm the signature on the application, have a date to show it is current, and have confirmation of a state Division of Motor Vehicles or a Social Security number.

In the absence of a valid driver’s license, the library requires one photo ID and one address ID. If the photo and address are on separate pieces of ID, the person’s name must be on both. These photo IDs may include employer identification or work badge, Social Services ID card, military ID, passport, or school identification and must be currently dated. The address may be verified from one of the following: utility bill, checks and bank statements, lease, tax assessment, recently postmarked letter or voter’s registration.

A parent or guardian must sign the registration form for persons under 18 years of age. In doing so, the parent accepts responsibility for the child’s use of the library, and agrees to pay fines and/or fees incurred for misuse of library materials.

Please alert library staff if your card has been stolen, or you have a new address.




  • Mission

    Our purpose is to
    provide online and print resources,
    access to innovative technologies 
    and a skilled staff to patrons
    in our service area.

  • Contact Us

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  • Who We Serve

    Blackwater Regional Library
    serves the communities of:
    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.