Get a Library Card

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Things to Know:

  • Library card applications require confirmation of residency. Bring a photo ID. We may also accept a utility bill as proof of residency.
  • Children are invited to sign up for their first library card at age 5.
  • Library cards are issued to individuals and may not be shared.
  • Patrons may authorize other individuals to pick up books on hold.
  • Students should show their student ID or other verification of enrollment to PES, SMS, or Conval High
  • Library cards are required at check-out.

Library Card Eligibility:

Any Peterborough resident, or non-resident owning taxable real estate in Peterborough, is eligible for a library card free of charge. The following individuals are also eligible for library cards:

  • Students enrolled at any public school located within Peterborough

  • MacDowell colonists, while in residence, shall be issued temporary cards

  • Visiting artists at Peterborough Players shall be issued temporary cards
  • Any business that owns or rents property in Peterborough may have issued three employee Library cards, with the written permission of the business owner.

Non-Resident Cards:

Non-resident cards are individual cards, with the fee of $68.00. The fee is approved by the Library Trustees, up to but not to exceed the current Peterborough per capita.

Fill Out An Application:

Please click HERE and complete the application for a Peterborough Town Library Card.  You will receive an email with your card number when it is processed.