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Library Card Information


Library cards are free! They are quick and easy to get, with no waiting period.

  • Any resident of Massachusetts, age 4 or older, who can provide an ID proving current address is entitled to a library card.

  • Children (4-15 years old) need a parent or guardian’s signature and ID to obtain a card. 

  • There is no replacement charge for a library card. Lost cards should be reported immediately.

  • You must present your card or a photo ID at the Circulation Desk to check out library materials.

  • Library cards may be used at any of the Minuteman Library Network (MLN) libraries. (There are 42 MLN libraries as of May 2022.)

  • Your library card number and a PIN are required for online access to your account.

Policy approved by Board of Library Trustees, 17 May 2022

Don't have a card yet, but need access right now? We've got you covered!


You can now apply for a library card from the Maynard Public Library online! The library is part of a consortium of libraries known as the Minuteman Library Network. This network now makes it possible for you to complete a form online to create a temporary, electronic, 30-day Minuteman library card.


What are the benefits?

You can use this temporary electronic card to:

  • Login to My Account and establish a PIN. 

  • Use state-provided online research databases within Massachusetts only. 

  • Place up to 5 requests on Books, DVDs, CDs, etc. in the Minuteman Catalog

  • Use our Digital Catalog.


To access the Online Patron Registration Form, click here.


To complete your registration, and get a full-service library card, visit the Maynard Public Library in person. Click here for directions to our building, as well as our hours of operation.


Important notes:

  • After 30 days, temporary accounts, including item requests, are deleted. This includes items from the Digital Catalog.

  • When visiting the library, please mention that you have already registered for a temporary card and bring your temporary library number or a copy of the confirmation email. 

  • When you pick up your full service card you must present a photo ID and proof of address. 


Questions? Call the library at 978-897-1010.

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