Get a Library Card
Get a Concord Free Public Library Card
What do I need to open an account/get a new Library card?
To open a library account, please visit the Circulation Desk and provide a valid ID with your current Massachusetts address. In lieu of an-up to-date ID, you may also bring one photo ID AND a piece of mail (personal letter, bank letter, tax/utility bill, or lease agreement) with your updated address. If you already have a Minuteman Library Network card from a nearby library, it likely already works here! Children 13 and under may get a card if their parent/guardian allows and is present at signup. High school students may use their student ID.
Family & Organizational Cards
Do you offer family accounts?
No, we do not offer family library card accounts. Everyone is welcome to open an individual account following the new card guidelines. Family members may pick up a hold for all members of their family if the library card used to place the hold is in hand (or a copy of the card/digital card).
I don’t live in Massachusetts. Can I still get a card?
Out-of-state residents who meet at least one of the following requirements may be issued a temporary library card with sufficient identification: work in Massachusetts, attend school in Massachusetts, own property in Massachusetts, or are temporarily living in Massachusetts for more than two months.
Renew a Card
How do I renew my Library card?
Occasionally, you may receive an email to renew your library account. Simply visit the Circulation Desk to confirm and update your information to extend your membership. We can renew your account over the phone if you have your library card in hand and can confirm all details on your account. Unfortunately this cannot be done online. We recommend that you update your information as soon as you get the notice to prevent your account from getting blocked which will also impact your digital loans/holds.
What should I do if I can’t find my card?
If you lose your library card, simply present a valid ID at the Circulation Desk to receive a new one. If you think you can find your existing card, simply bring your driver’s license or digital card and we’ll use that to look up your account. We encourage all patrons to download the Minuteman Library Network app on their phone and set up their digital library card.
Forgot My Pin/Password
I cannot remember my pin/password - what do I do?
If you forgot your account pin or password, you can contact the Library during open hours for assistance. You must confirm details on your account and have your library card in hand to get help over the phone. One pin/password idea: Try the last four digits of your phone number on file with us!