Library Card Policy

Your FREE Library card allows you access to a wealth of services at the Fitchburg Public Library. You can borrow books, magazines, CDs, videos, DVDs and art prints from the library, and also use your adult card to borrow museum passes. Your card also can be used to download ebooks, magazines, audios, and videos onto your computer or mobile device. You also need a card to use the library computers.

You MUST have your Library Card to Borrow Materials

We will not look up your number--this is to ensure accuracy in all transactions. Lost your card? You can replace it for $2.

Requirements for Obtaining a Library Card

ALL library card applications require a picture ID showing your name and proof of current address. If your Mass. license does not have your current address, you must bring in a piece of recent mail to prove your address. (The sticker on the back of your license is NOT enough.) If you do not have proof of your current address, we can mail you a postcard which you can then bring in with your ID.

Any Massachusetts resident can obtain a card free of charge.

Children age 5+ must apply with a parent or guardian. If you are a student who does not have a picture ID, a parent or guardian must be present when you apply.

College Students must present their student ID, proof of their permanent address and also their school address.

Out-of-state residents must pay a yearly $35 fee, unless you can provide documentation demonstrating that you own property in Massachusetts, or rent lodging in Massachusetts for at least 30 days, or reside in Massachusetts while attending school, a training program, or summer camp lasting at least 30 days. A person who lives out-of-state, but works in Fitchburg, may present a current pay stub and pay a $10 fee.

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If you have a library card from another C/W MARS library, you may use it here in Fitchburg.




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