Anyone who resides, works, owns property, or goes to school in the City of Radford, or has a Radford mailing address, is entitled to a free library card. If a library card is lost before it expires, a charge of $1 is required to replace it. Students at Radford University will also be issued free library cards, but with a 1-year expiration date to allow the library to maintain current address records.
Radford Public Library participates in a reciprocal borrowing agreement with other libraries in the planning district. The New River Public Library Cooperative consists of the Radford Public Library, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Pulaski County Library, and the libraries of Giles County. Under the reciprocal borrowing arrangement, registered library users from each jurisdiction will be entitled to borrowing privileges at the other libraries. Under this agreement, each library will be responsible for overdue collection of materials checked out from their library.
Exceptions to these guidelines may be made on a case by case basis for others who want a library card.