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Library Card Application

Library cards are free for all residents of the local area.


Application for:

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Library Card Application Requirements
  • Adult: Picture ID* with a current Lawrence address.     

  • Young adult: Picture ID* with a current Lawrence address OR proof of Lawrence school enrollment.

  • Child: Parent/Guardian must provide a picture ID* with a current Lawrence address. 

  • Out of network/state Lawrence teacher: Provide a picture ID* and proof of employment in the City of Lawrence.

 *If ID does not have current address, provide proof of address (i.e. a bill). Please speak with a Library staff member if you cannot provide the requested documents.

Upload the applicable required picture ID right from your desktop or phone.

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Library Card Guidelines and General Information
  • The pin number for access to all Lawrence Public Library online resources including the Library catalog is the last 4 digits of your library card number. You may change this online to a pin of your choice.

  • Patrons are notified (by email or in person) to renew their library card before the expiration date. 

  • Patrons are notified via phone, text and/or email for any holds and overdue items.

  • Patron (or parent/guardian of the child) is responsible for all materials checked out on the card. 

  • Patron is responsible for notifying the Library if contact information changes.

  • Patron is responsible for notifying the Library if the card is lost. A free replacement card may be requested at the Circulation Desk.

  • Local-use-only: May check out materials and have access to the online resources. However, the card may not be used at other Libraries.

I agree to the following: I will be responsible for all materials checked out on this card, I will follow the regulations of the Lawrence Public Library. I will notify the library if my address changes or if my card is lost.

Failure to return overdue library materials; failure to report lost library materials; destroying or damaging library materials; or failure to reimburse for such lost materials or damages is a violation of M.G.L. Chapter 61, Acts of 1990, M.G.L. Chapter 266, Sections 99 and 100 and is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000.

*This field is not part of the form submission. 

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