Frequently Asked Questions

Adults age 18 and up show photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, voter registration) and verify current address to obtain an SCPL card.

Youth under the age of 18 may get a library card with adult parent/guardian/caregiver permission. The adult must have an SCPL card in good standing and sign for the youth card, accepting responsibility for materials borrowed and fines/charges incurred.

Youth under the age of 18 may get a library card with adult parent/guardian/caregiver permission.  The adult must have an SCPL card in good standing and sign for the youth card, accepting responsibility for materials borrowed and fines/charges incurred.

As long as you have a valid ID and current address, you do not have to live in South Charleston to get a SCPL card.

SCPL is an independent municipal library.  Use of SCPL materials and resources requires a SCPL card.

SCPL and KCPL have a courier service that brings and picks up items mistakenly returned to another library.  You may incur late fees, and are encouraged to contact the owning library for assistance.

Books and audio materials: $.10 a day
All DVDs and videogames are $1.00 a day

Refunds cannot be granted, even if the material is found and returned in good condition.

All SCPL card holders accept responsibility for materials checked out, to return materials when due, and to pay fines for late, lost, or damaged items.  You are responsible for any items checked out with your card.  Report lost or stolen cards as soon as possible.

Supporting the Library

There are many ways you can support the Library. The Library is happy to accept your support in big and small ways. We accept monetary donations, book donations, craft supplies, volunteerism, and business sponsorship.