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Get a Library Card

Any resident of North Carolina or anyone who works or attends school in Nash or Edgecombe Counties is eligible for a free library card. Apply in person with a valid government-issued photo identification and proof of current address. Children 3 to 17 years old may have cards in their own name provided a parent or other responsible adult age 18 or older who has a library card applies for them.

Students enrolled in Nash Rocky Mount Schools are automatically issued a Student Access Library Card. Click here for more details.

Library cards should be treated with care. Patrons are held financially responsible for materials checked out on their library cards. Cards must not be loaned to other people and lost cards should be reported immediately.

Please see Circulation Policies for complete information about loan guidelines and fines & fees.

One Card Library Partners

Braswell Memorial Library has entered into partnerships with other Nash County libraries for the benefit of all our patrons. We will accept cards issued by these partner libraries and they will accept cards issued by Braswell Memorial LibraryOur One Card partner libraries:

- H.D. Cooley Library, Nashville.

- Spring Hope Public Library, Spring Hope

- Middlesex Public Library, Middlesex

- Wesley Privette Memorial Library, Bailey (is now a branch of BML)

Loan Guidelines

Circulating books and books on CD may be borrowed for two weeks.  DVD's may be borrowed for one week. The library reserves the right to limit the number of items borrowed on any one subject so that other patrons will have access to materials on that subject.


Materials may be renewed in person, over the telephone (442-1951, ext. 221), or via our online catalog. Unless reserved by another patron, most materials may be renewed twice for two weeks each time.  DVDs may not be renewed.

Return Policy

Materials borrowed from Braswell Memorial Library may be returned to Braswell Library, our branch in Bailey, or at any of our One Card partner libraries. Items checked out from the One Card libraries may be returned at Braswell Memorial Library and our Bailey Branch. External book drops are available 24 hours a day at Braswell Memorial Library and at our branch in Bailey.


All circulating materials may be put on hold by patrons. Holds may be placed in person at the Library, via our online catalog or over the telephone. When a held item becomes available notification is made by e-mail and telephone. The item will be held awaiting pickup for three business days. Holds may also be placed or picked up at the One Card libraries and holds may be placed on items at those libraries and picked up at Braswell Memorial Library or our Bailey Branch.