A library card gives you borrowing and computer usage privileges, and also allows you to access the library's online resources from your home computer. If you have a library card, here's where to access your account.
If you have completed the sixth grade, but are not yet 18, and cannot meet the ID requirements, you will need your parent or guardian (with sufficient ID) to sign the application
Children ages 5 through the sixth grade need a parent or guardian (with sufficient ID) to sign the library application.
If you are an out-of-state resident with sufficient identification, you are eligible for a library card for an annual $35 non-refundable fee. (This fee is waived if you own property in Fitchburg and present a tax bill.) If a person lives out-of-state, but works in Fitchburg, s/he may bring in a pay stub from the employer, and then pay only a $10 annual fee. If a parent pays the $35 fee, his/her children may receive cards for free.
Please note that out-of-state cards must be applied for in person.
College or Private Students
If you are a student at a local college or private high school, and have your school ID, plus photo ID with your home address, you may receive a library card. Students must show a permanent address as well as a local address. Student cards are valid until the end of the semester or school year.
Checkout Limits & Loan Periods
For information about checkout limits, loan periods, renewals, and fines, go to this page.