Register for a Card

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

This page allows you to obtain a 6-month digital card for the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library. Within 1-2 business days after submitting this form, you will get a card number and PIN, along with information about using our catalog and app. 

With your digital card number, you'll be able to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from our OverDrive librarye-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)

To get your permanent card and to borrow our physical items, visit our downtown Clayton location with a valid photo ID and proof of Johnston County address.  

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

View and complete the library card registration form.