Online Library Card Application

Online Library Card Information

Sign up here for a temporary library card online if you do not already have one.

  • Online registrations become active immediately.
  • You can place up to 5 holds
  • Get into the online magazines & newspapers
  • Checkout and download Overdrive books & music

*You have 3 weeks to come to the library with identification to pick up your card. *If you are under 18, you may need to have a parent or legal guardian co- sign your registration when you pick up your physical card. *If you live outside of MA, you may be assessed a fee for a library card. Please contact your hometown library for further information on specific registration policies.

Library patrons must present a library card when checking out or renewing materials.

Borrowers are responsible for materials borrowed with their cards. Please report loss of library card immediately to prevent unauthorized use. Massachusetts residents who present a piece of acceptable ID may apply for a free library card.

The ID must have the applicant’s name and current address. Acceptable IDs include:

  • MA Driver’s License/Learner’s Permit
  • MA State ID
  • Telephone Bill
  • Gas Bill
  • Electric Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • High School Picture ID plus piece of mail with address

Dartmouth Public Libraries cards entitle borrowers to take out materials from libraries in neighboring towns (the SAILS Library Network).

A lost library card may be replaced upon presentation of a valid ID and a replacement fee of $3.00.

Materials not currently available in Dartmouth may be requested from SAILS libraries and the Massachusetts Statewide Virtual Catalog.