General

What forms of payment does the library accept?

FCPL can process payments through cash, personal check, or credit card. The credit cards we accept include: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, debit cards requiring signature (not PIN), and cards issued by US Banks (we do not accept American Express). We accept credit cards for fines, lost or damaged item charges, collection referral fees, and Friends of the Library tote bags. We can't accept credit cards for Friends of the Library memberships, bad check fees, or interlibrary loan invoices from other libraries.

How do I get a library card?

Cards are free to:

  • anyone who lives or works in Maryland
  • anyone with a valid card from any of the following libraries:
    • cities of: Alexandria, Falls Church, and Washington D.C.
    • Virginia counties of: Arlington; Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William

Out of State residents may obtain a card for a one-time fee of $40.00.

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