You may now register online for a Library Card by filling out our Online User Registration form in the online catalog. Once you've received your Temporary ID number, visit any FCPL Branch to pick up your permanent card. You may use your Temporary ID number to place a hold on up to three items. Proof of address is required. For a child without proof of address, a parent's proof of address is needed.
Most FCPL materials may be renewed two times unless another customer has placed a hold on the title. Downloadable eBooks or audiobooks may be renewed once. Some Interlibrary Loan materials (those from other Maryland public libraries) can be renewed with special permission by bringing the item into the library. See Borrowing Things: Checkouts, Loan Terms and Fines for more information.
If you receive notification by email, this change does not apply to you.
Patrons who have been previously notified by mailed postcard will now be notified by a telephone call as soon as the items on hold become available. As a result, you will be able to pick up your items several days earlier.
If you prefer to continue receiving notifications by postcard, please advise our staff and they can make the adjustment to your account.
We hope you are pleased with this enhanced service, and as always, we welcome your feedback.
Frederick County Public Libraries now offers an online payment option. In our online catalog, when you log in and click "My Account" you will see an option called "Pay Fines Online." You can also use the system to add money to your account to make prints from library computers. We accept payment with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards. The minimum payment we can process with our online system is $5.00.