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Specialty Cards


Types of JMRL library cards available!


Children's Cards

For cardholders ages 0-15 years old

  • Does not accrue overdue fines or late renewal fines for items.
  • Cardholder parent/guardian will be charged for lost or damaged items


Adult Cards

For cardholders ages 16+ years old

  • Per patron limits: Total items: 75 items; DVDs: 5
  • Most materials circulate for 3 weeks; 7-day loan bestsellers circulate for 1 week.


Teacher Cards

All educators who work in public, private, and preschool programs linked to non-profit organizations or schools are eligible for a teacher card (daycare employees will not be eligible for teacher cards). Teacher cards must be renewed annually.

To sign up, bring your school badge or other documentation to any JMRL branch. Homeschooling educators should bring a "Notice of Intent to Homeschool" when signing up for their Teacher Card, and present it to staff.

  • Educators who work in a school within the JMRL service area are eligible, even if they live outside the service area. Out-of-Area fees are waived.
  • Homeschooling educators teaching in our service area are eligible as well
  • Items can be checked out for 6 weeks
  • No renewals
  • No overdue fines or late renewal fines on items checked out to teacher cards, but items will be billed if they are not returned. Teachers are responsible for keeping their accounts in good standing.


Out of Area (OA) Registrations

Patrons who live outside of JMRL service areas (Charlottesville city and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson), but wish to check out physical materials are eligible for an OA card.

  • A $30 annual fee applies.


Computer Use Only Cards

Computer Use Only cards may be issued to any patron living in the United States.

  • This card allows for checkout of JMRL Digital Library and to use the Library's computers.
  • Individuals who currently live out of state and intend to reside in the JMRL service area for less than 3 months are ineligible for a full-use JMRL card. However, they may be issued a "Computer Use Only" card.


Virtual Cards

Patrons can use their new card immediately to check out physical materials, as well as use the digital library.

  • Sign up online
  • Virtual cards are only valid for 180 days. Patrons will be expected to come into a JMRL branch and get a physical card after 180 days.