It’s easy to get a library card! Adults must present proper identification and a second source of address verification (such as a current utility bill, lease agreement, or a piece of mail addressed to the applicant), and children under eighteen years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the library card application. Library Staff will be happy to assist you with this procedure the next time you visit the Library.
There is no charge for your first library card. If you should lose your card and need a replacement, there is a 50 cent replacement card fee. If your lost card had outstanding fines still on record, these fines will have to be paid before a new card can be issued.
All newly issued cards will be limited to checking out only 2 items at a time for the first 30 days. Checked out items during the introductory period must be returned in person at a circulation desk before more items may be checked out. Address verification must also be completed within in these 30 days in order for the card to be able check out more than 2 items at a time.
Your library card is your ticket to a world of information. With it you may borrow books, magazines, music, videos, DVDs and books on CD from any department or branch of the Massillon Public Library system. One of the tenets of the Library’s Mission Statement is freedom of information. Therefore, the Library does not place any age restrictions on what can be borrowed with a library card. The Library encourages families to use the collection together and determine their own rules and guidelines for the information the family selects.
It is now possible to register for a library card online. This application will grant you a digital library card that can be used immediately to access databases and digital services. To apply for a library card, complete the online application.
If you have any questions about your library card, please contact your nearest Library branch and let us help you!