Gwinnett County Public Library surpassed 500,000 registered library accounts Thursday morning.

The milestone comes as GCPL joins the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

More than 128,000 of GCPL’s registered library accounts are held by students who signed up for library cards through partnerships with Gwinnett County Public Schools (Branch Out!) and Buford City Schools (Community Connection). Both programs allow students to use their student ID number and a PIN for access to the library system’s collection, materials, and databases.

“GCPL is proud to mark this milestone achievement of having more than 500,000 registered borrowers,” says GCPL Executive Director Charles Pace. “We encourage every citizen of Gwinnett County not only to sign up for a library card but to use it regularly.”

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