Middlesex County Public Library

Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card

Anyone in good standing with the library and over the age of 16 may obtain a library card. Children may obtain a library card when they can write their name. Parents or guardians are responsible for all materials checked out on cards of children under the age of 16. So that the child’s card can be linked to the responsible party, the parent or guardian must have a library card before the child can obtain one. There is no charge for the first library card issued to a patron.

How to Get Your Card

Patrons must complete an application for a library card and show proof of identification and address (driver’s license, passport or visa with correct address; bank statement, utility bill with correct address). Patrons may take an application home to fill out and then bring it back with the proof of identification and address.

Borrowing Limits

Books and audiobooks are borrowed for a period of 3 weeks. DVDs are borrowed for 2 weeks. MCPL may limit the number of high-demand items that a patron may check out at one time. No reference materials may be removed from the library. The most current issues of magazines and newspapers may be read on premises, but may not be checked out. Patrons may not clip items from either of these publications.

Placing Holds

Holds may be placed on most materials. There is no charge for holds. Patrons may place holds themselves on the online catalog at https://mcpl.evergreenva.org/eg/opac/home using their library card barcode and the PIN in their record or by asking staff to place holds on their behalf.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

If no other patron has requested a book, audiobook, or magazine, the items may be renewed for one additional 3-week loan period. If no other patron has requested a DVD, DVDs may be renewed for one additional 2-week loan period.

During regular library hours, materials may be renewed by phone or by coming to the library. Patrons who obtain a PIN may renew materials, which are not on hold for other patrons, online via the MCPL website.

Library Fines

MCPL no longer charges fines for late material; however,  patrons must pay the replacement cost for lost or seriously damaged items. After payment, the patron may keep the item.

The fee for replacement of a lost library card is $1.50. Damaged library cards due to normal wear and tear may be replaced at no cost.

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