How Do I...
How Do I...
Get a library card?
To get a library card for the Shelby County Library system, go to any Shelby County Library. You will need a photo id that shows your current Shelby County address. If your driver’s license does not have your current Shelby County address, you will need a bill with your name and current Shelby County address in addition to your driver’s license.
If you do not live in Shelby County but are employed in Shelby County, you may obtain a library card by showing proof of your employment.
If you do not live in Shelby County but would like a Shelby County Library Card, the fee is $30.00 annually.
Did you lose your library card? There is a $3.00 replacement fee for lost cards. Please report lost cards immediately because you are responsible for every item checked out on your card.
Access my account online?
Go to the "Your Account" button or click here.
Log in using your library card number, including all of the digits on the back of the card.
Password is your month and day of birth as a four-digit number; for example, January 1 would be 0101.
Find out my password/PIN for my library card?
Password: your month and day of birth as a four-digit number, for example, January 1, (0101) would be your password.
Renew library materials?
As of March 1, 2020, all Shelby County Libraries will automatically renew eligible materials checked out to library cardholders.
Any items on your account that are eligible for renewal will now auto-renew 3 days before their due date.
Auto-renewal sets the new due date from the original due date. For example, an item with a two week checkout due March 5 will be renewed on March 2, and the new due date will be March 19.
Courtesy notices will reflect which items in your account did or didn't auto-renew, and the corresponding due dates.
Courtesy notices will be sent by email. Please ensure that the library has your correct email address on file. To receive these notices, you must not have opted out of email notifications.
You are responsible for checking the status of the items on your account. Any items that cannot not be auto-renewed must be returned by the due date or your account will accrue a late fee.
If items on your account cannot be renewed, you will receive a courtesy notice with due dates before those items are due.
Pay a fine?
We accept cash, MasterCard® and Visa® for the payment of fines.
Request a book that is not in the catalog?
New books can be requested at the library. We will consider every request, but cannot guarantee every request will be filled.
If the book is at least six months old, it can be requested from other libraries outside of Shelby County. To request an out-of-county book fill out a simple request form at the library. You will receive a phone call when your item arrives at the library. A $2.00 fee will be charged if the book is not picked up during the hold period.
Find eBooks and downloadable audio?
Use a library computer?
Computers are located on our lower level. To sign on to a computer you will need your Shelby County library card. Computer time is limited to one hour; additional time can be added in one-hour increments, if no one is waiting for a computer.
If you do not have a Shelby County library card, a guest pass can be issued.
Printing is available at $.10 per page for black and white and $1.00 per page for color.
Sign up for a program?
Reserve the meeting room?
Please call the library at 620-6472 for information about reserving the meeting room.
Please note that we are unable to reserve the room for recurring events.
Join the Pelham Library Guild?
Applications to join the Guild are available at the library. If you have any questions about the Guild, please go to the Library Guild or contact Library Director Mary Campbell at (205) 620-6419 or by email.
Apply for a job at the library?
Please come in and ask for an application. If we do not have an opening, we will keep your application on file for six months..
Send a fax?
Faxes can be sent from our lower level. Faxes must be sent to a local number or a toll free number; we cannot send long-distance or international faxes.
Cost to send a fax is $2.00 for the first five pages, not including the mandatory cover sheet, and $0.25 for each additional page. Cost to receive a fax is $1.00.