Register for a Card

As a resident of the Johnston County, you're entitled to a free library cLibrary Cardard at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library. We have thousands of books, DVDs, books on CD, as well as an extensive eBook and eAudiobook collection. Your card gives you access to all of those materials!

Once you submit your application, we'll email you back with a card number, pin number, and information about using our catalog and app. Then you'll be able to go to our OverDrive library, our e-iNC library and the NC KIDS online library For immediate help using our online resources, follow these easy instructions to help you download and get access to the apps: Libby Instructions for Overdrive (PDF) and Libby Instructions for E-iNC. (PDF)

If you have questions, please call us at 919-553-5542, Extension 1, or email us at

Register for a Clayton Library Card

This page allows you to begin your library card registration online. Within 24 hours of submitting this form, You will get a temporary card number and PIN, along with information about our library's collection. This temporary number allows you to log in to our catalog and place holds on physical materials, and use our online resources. To get your permanent card, visit our downtown Clayton location with a valid photo ID and proof of Johnston County address. For more information about registration, please call 919-553-5542 or email

View and complete the library card registration form.