Using the Library

getting a library card

A library card is free for all residents of Middlesex County. To register for a card, please visit a local branch and bring with you identification and proof of address (examples include your driver's license or photo health card and a bill in your name or student card and report card).  

reciprocal borrowing

Residents of the communities below are also eligible for a Middlesex County library card. In addition to ID and proof of address, eligible non-residents must present a valid card from their home library system.

virtual library card

A virtual library card is exclusively for the use of electronic resources offered by Middlesex County Library.   Residents of Middlesex County and the communities listed above, who are over the age of 14 and do not have a library card are welcome to complete our online form to apply for a virtual card.


things to know about your library card

  • It needs to be renewed every 2 years; please visit a branch to get it updated, and bring along some ID with your address on it
  • Your USER ID is the whole number on the card (06495...), without any spacesLibrary card photo
  • Your PIN number is the last 4-digits of your phone number
  • It costs $3.00 for a replacement card
  • Privileges are suspended when fines exceed $25
  • Your card gives you borrowing privileges at all 15 locations in Middlesex County
  • You may drop off Middlesex County Library material at any of our 15 locations; they are all equipped with after-hours drop boxes
  • Want to receive notifications when books are due, or when your holds are available for pick-up? Let staff know your email address and we'll sign you up.
  • Please notify us immediately if your card has been lost or stolen

loan periods and fines

BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS DVDs MAGAZINES QUICK PICKS

3-week loan period
$0.25 daily late fee
$10.00 maximum late fee per item

Items without holds can be renewed online using MY ACCOUNT at the top of this page, in library or by phone. 

 

1-week loan period
$1.00 daily late fee
$10.00 maximum late fee per item

Items without holds an be renewed online using MY ACCOUNT at the top of this page, in library or by phone. 

 

1-week loan period
$0.25 daily late fee,
$3.00 maximum late fee per item

Items without holds an be renewed online using MY ACCOUNT at the top of this page, in library or by phone.

1-week loan period
$0.25 daily late fee
$10.00 maximum late fee per item

No renewals

 

* an item is considered lost once it is 4-weeks overdue and a bill will be issued and mailed to the borrower's home, outlining replacement fees *


accessibility

Middlesex County Library ensures access to services and resources for all users. We provide access to materials in alternative formats – large print, audiobooks, eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and DVD.

Users who are unable to visit a branch may use our Books by Mail service. For patrons with print disabilities, our Talking Book collection is available. More information on these options can be found on the Accessibility Services page.

Library documents in alternate formats are available upon request.

Requests can be made by:

 

library policy manual

Middlesex County Library Policy Manual - updated in 2015.