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

How it works:

1. Complete and submit the Library Card registration information below.
2. The account will be created by a Library staff member.
3. After the account has been created, you will receive an email that your card is ready for pick up.
4. You will need to bring a photo ID and address verification at time of pick up.

Please complete the form below to register for a library card.

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By checking the box below, 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.(Required)



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 When your account is set up, initially your Personal Identification Number (PIN) is the last 4 digits of the phone number you indicated at the time of your Library card registration. To change your PIN or to make other changes to your account, go to www.manchesterpl.org and open MY ACCOUNT from the navigation bar.

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 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 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 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 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.