Your Library Card
Patrons must present a library card or photo ID in order to check out Library materials. Please let us know if your address or telephone number changes so we may keep your card updated and ensure you do not miss notifications of requested items. Library cards expire every three years. To renew your card, you will need to bring in your library card and a photo ID so we may confirm that your information is up to date.
Through the borrowIT system, provided by the Connecticut State Library, you may use your library card to borrow materials from all public libraries in the State. Please ask us how you may take advantage of this service.
Children’s Cards – Children under 18 may have their own cards at their parent’s discretion. Parents must be present to show their photo ID and proof of residence. Parents please note that children’s borrowing privileges are unrestricted and you are responsible for any fines or fees they may accrue. If you wish to place a limit on the number of items or type of items your children borrow, please alert a staff member at the front desk.
Library Card Application – To expedite the processing of your Library card, we now offer online registration. Once you’ve registered online, you will have 30 days to visit the Library with ID to receive your card. Your ID should show your current Easton address and can be a Connecticut-issued driver’s license, passport or a student ID. If your photo ID does not contain your current address, you will also need to show proof of residency, such as a mortgage statement, lease, or utility bill. If you do not come in to get your card within 30 days, your application will be automatically deleted from our database and you will have to re-apply. If you choose not to apply online, you can print out the application, fill it out manually, and bring it into the Library with your ID. If you have any questions, please call us at 203-261-0134 or ask at the front desk.
Series and nonfiction DVDs
Fines and Fees
The Library continues to be fine-free for materials that are returned late. Lost and damaged materials will still incur a fee.
Cost for lost or damaged items will be obtained from Baker and Taylor, Inc. Title Source. If the item is no longer in print, the Library Director will assess the cost. Donation of a new copy of the lost or damaged item, or of a reasonable replacement for a lost or damaged item that is out-of-print (“reasonable replacement” as determined by the Library Director) will be accepted in lieu of paying the replacement charges. The donated replacement copy must be in good, usable condition and in the same format (hardcover for a hardcover, etc.) Donated items must be received by the Library within 1 month of the mutual agreement between the Library and the cardholder.
If an item that was reported lost and was paid for is found and returned in good condition within 6 months, the Library will refund the price of the item. However, if due to demand, the Library must replace an item before the 6 month refund period expires, no refund will be possible.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended if a cardholder owes more than $10.00 in fines from any Bibliomation Library, or for any fees related to lost or damaged materials.