Library Card Registration

Want to access our Resources when the Library is closed, but you don’t have a library card? Apply for one by following the information below! If you have any questions please email

How it works:

1. Copy and paste the filled out Library Card registration information below in an email and send it to
2. The account will then be created by a Library staff member.
3. After the accounts have been created you will receive an email from our Head of Circulation, Lori Dumont.

We will contact you when your card is ready for curbside pick up and at that time, you will need to bring a photo ID and address verification. You will then be able to borrow both physical (books, media) and digital materials.

Please email the following information to You will receive a reply within 48 hours.

I apply for the right to use the Library and agree to comply with all its rules and regulations. I will give immediate notice of any change of address.

[ ] Complete all fields in Section 1 below.

First Name:
Middle Name/Initial:
Last Name:
Male [ ] Female [ ]
Indicate the year you were born:

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Ø Public library membership is based on residency. Manchester-by-the-Sea property taxes support the library’s operations. Therefore, local identification is required to obtain a Manchester-by-the-Sea library card. Patron must be present to receive a card. For other Massachusetts residents, your hometown public library card will be registered in the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) database.

Ø Those staying with family/friends in Manchester may use their host’s library card but only with the host’s permission. The card must be presented to check out items. No items will be checked out without the host’s card.

Ø Your library records and patron information are confidential. A cardholder’s privacy is protected by law, regardless of age. Library staff will only discuss an individual’s account with that person present.

Ø When you set up your online account, initially your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number you indicated at the time of your library card registration. Go to and open Online Catalog from the navigation bar. On the next screen, click on Log In or My Account at the top of the page to make changes to your account.

Ø You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card. DO NOT loan your card unless you are willing to assume that responsibility.

Ø Please return materials on time and in the same condition as borrowed. When returning compact discs, please use the media slot in the book drop on Church Street.

Ø The library does not charge overdue fines, but you may lose borrowing privileges if you have overdue/lost materials.

Ø Changes to your library account must be made in person.

Ø If you move or lose your library card, please notify the library immediately.

Ø All children, infants to 7 years old, must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, caregiver, or other responsible adult.