Library Card Sign-Up Month with the Saline County Library

Saline County Libraries

The Saline County Library always has something new and exciting going on, but in September, your SCL card can get you books... and discounts at dozens of area businesses! Just stop by either of the Saline County Library locations (Benton or Bryant) and sign up for a card, and then present the card to the businesses listed below to take advantage of the savings!

You can also go online to to sign up for your library card or to find out more about Library Card Sign-Up Month and all the great perks that your card will get you at the SCLS!

The Saline County Library is partnering with 63 local businesses during the entire month of September as part of their Library Card Sign-Up Month (LCSUM) celebration. Businesses from all over Saline County are offering discounts to customers who present their library card.

Discounts include 5%-25% off of a purchase or service, a free item with a meal, a discounted hotel stay and more!

Along with the 63 businesses offering discounts, they also have 18 sponsors who gave $100 each to help with printing materials and mailing them to participants. The presenting sponsor, AR Car Clinic, gave $300. Any remaining sponsorship money will go back to the library to make services and materials more accessible to all areas of the county.

This year, the library has teamed up with Arkansas Medical Staffing to offer a LCSUM Challenge. Anyone is allowed to participate in the virtual challenge. Participants can earn tickets for doing small activities such as using their library card to get discounts, following LCSUM sponsors on Facebook, writing reviews or telling a friend about the promotion. Those tickets earned can be entered into two drawings. One for a $100 gift card to a local business of the winner’s choice and one for a 10” Amazon Fire tablet. The drawing will take place on October 1st.

Not only does the Saline County Library use this as a time to promote local businesses, they also use it as a time to encourage the community to sign-up for library cards and experience what the library offers even during a pandemic. Services include virtual programs on Facebook and Zoom, curbside holds pick-up, Pocket Librarian, upcoming Movie Night Packs, and more.

You can sign up for a library card by visiting and sending us a copy of your ID. If you do not live in Saline County, you can send a pay stub showing that you work here or a document showing that you attend school here. If you would like to use online resources only, visit the website and fill out an application for an online card only.

Citizens of Garland, Grant and Hot Spring County can apply for a Saline County Library card because of a special reciprocal agreement. If you do not live in any of the counties listed above, you can apply for a Saline County Library card by paying an annual fee of $10.

A full list of businesses, discounts and sponsors are attached, and you can find more information on our website:

For more information, including our curbside hours for each location and information on library services and programs, visit or call 501-778-4766.