Blackwater Regional Library

Apply for a library card?

Virtual Library Card:

The library provides virtual cards for patrons wanting to use electronic resources such as ebooks, e-audio books, e-periodicals, electronic databases, and hoopla. Virtual cards are not used to check out physical materials in the library; only online resources. You may visit any branch of Blackwater Regional Library to apply for a virtual card, or click here Virtual Card Application to fill out an application to submit by email 

All applicants are required to visit the library to pick-up their library card.

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.



  • 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

    Slow internet connection?
    click here to search the catalog

  • 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.