Get a Library Card

Library Cards

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Library cards are free to Newburyport residents ages 5 and up. A photo ID and proof of residency or ownership of Newburyport property is required for new cards and renewals.

Library cards must be renewed every three years.

NPL card on laptop near calendar

Residents of towns outside Newburyport must obtain library cards from their hometown library. Other Massachusetts town library cards may also be registered with the NPL.

At registration you will be issued a Personal Identification Number (PIN), typically the last four digits of your phone number.

Children who live in Newburyport may obtain library cards once they have turned five years old. A parent/legal guardian must accompany their child and provide proof of residency. All patron card activity is confidential under state law, even for very young children. Guardians who allow their child to open a Library card should be advised that we are unable to share any information about the child’s account or borrowing history without the child’s permission.

Young adults ages 13 or older may obtain a Library card without a guardian present, but they must show photo ID, or if they do not have photo ID, some other proof of residency.

If you are unable to visit the library due to physical limitations, please contact us for information about Home Delivery services: (978) 465-4428 x242.


Only interested in online library resources? Sign-up for a MVLC eCard and get immediate access to Libby and other digital databases. Any Massachusetts resident who does not already have a card from an MVLC library is eligible for an eCard.

Click HERE to fill out the eCard registration form!

Lost your library card? We can help!
Call us: (978) 465-4428 x236 or stop in during our regular hours and a staff member will be happy to assist