City of Myrtle Beach Residents

All City of Myrtle Beach residents are entitled to a library card FREE of charge. Children under age 18 may also have a library cards with parental/guardian permission.
One of the following criteria must be met:

  1. SC Driver's License or SC ID with a City of Myrtle Beach address.
  2. Paid current property tax receipt on City of Myrtle Beach property with a government issued ID** with matching name.

 

Horry County Residents

Horry County residents living outside City limits may purchase a Chapin Memorial Library card. The membership fee is $20.00 for the first/primary family member. There are no additional fees for other family members*. Library cards are good for 1 year.

One of the following criteria must be met:

  1. SC Driver's License or SC ID with a Horry County address.
  2. Paid current property tax receipt on Horry County property with a government issued ID** with matching name.
 
Non-Residents

Individuals who live outside of Horry County may also purchase a Chapin Memorial Library card. There are 2 types of non-resident library cards:

  1. 90 Day Card: Membership fee is $8.00 for the first/primary individual. Cards for additional family members* are $2.00 per person
  2. Annual Card: Membership fee is $20.00 for the first/primary individual. Cards for additional family members* are $8.00 per person.

 

City Employees

City of Myrtle Beach Employees who do not live within City limits are entitled to a complimentary Chapin Memorial Library card. A current, valid driver's license and Myrtle Beach City Employee ID badge are required at time of registration. Library cards must be renewed annually.

 

Visitors / Guest Access

Guests using the library can register at the Customer Services Department for a FREE Computer Access Card. The card is valid for 90 days and is limited to one, 90-minute computer session per day. ***   No library materials may be checked out on this card. For more information about our computers and other technology, click here.

 

* - Family member is defined as any person in the same household related by blood, marriage, or other legal means to the primary cardholder.
** - Government ID's accepted are out of state driver's license or passport.
*** - Subject to change.