Using the Library

getting a library card

A library card is free for all residents of Middlesex County.

To register, please visit a local branch and bring with you identification that displays your address.

who can get a library card

Residents of the counties below are eligible for a Middlesex County library card as long as they show us a current library card from their home system,too.

things to know about your library card

Library card photo

  • 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 spaces
  • 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

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


Renew online using MY ACCOUNT at the top of this page, or in library

*fee change as of December 1, 2015

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


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

No renewals

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

No renewals

*fee change as of December 1, 2015


* 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 *


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.