Obtaining a Library Card

A borrower’s library card may be issued to:

  • Any individual with proof of permanent residency (a piece of mail or ID with name and address) in Barre City or Barre Town.

  • Minors 8th grade and under must have a legal guardian register for them.

  • Non-residents may obtain a library card for a $20 fee, or a family card for a $25 fee. The card will be valid for one year from the date of issue.

Obtaining a Temporary Resident Card

Persons residing in hotels, motels, rooming houses or shelters may obtain a temporary resident card by providing proof of physical address. Persons using a temporary resident card can only take out three items at a time and the card will expire after three months. 

Borrowing Library Materials

With a library card, you can...

  • Check out up to 10 items on your account.

    • Keep books & audiobooks for 3 weeks.

    • DVDs, new books, and magazines for 1 week.

    • Renew items up to 3 times online, over the phone, or in person.


There is a fine for each day an item is held past its due date.