Physical Library Cards
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.
All newly issued cards will be limited to checking out 2 video games and three other items for the first 30 days. Checked out items during the introductory period must be returned in person 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 to check out more than 5 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.
Your library card also provides access to a number of research databases and allows you to borrow ebooks, audio books, movies, music and more from our online digital collections.
Online-Only Library Cards
Due to suspiciously high activity by out-of-state applicants (hundreds in a day), self-registration for library web cards that can be used to access databases and digital services has been temporarily halted until we can investigate. In the meantime, call our Circulation Department at 330-832-9831 x311 and register by phone for one of these limited cards. We are sorry this inconvenience, but still want to get a card number in your hands!
For more information, please contact Cindy Rudy, Circulation Services Manager, at 330-832-9831 ext. 332.