Apply for a Library Card

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Registration

Any Newington resident may apply for a free library card by filling out a Registration Form (PDF) and showing proof of residency. A Registration Form (PDF) may be obtained in person at the library or they may be printed out and completed prior to being brought into the library. Any fines due on an expired registration record must be paid before a new card can be issued.  Students who are in Grade 9 and above can complete their own registration.  Children must have parent’s signature.

Eligibility and Proof of Residency 

Eligibility for a Newington Public Library card is based on an individual's primary resident established in the Town of Newington. Any person who shows verification of identity and proof of residence within the Town of Newington may receive a Newington Public Library card. A Newington post office box is not considered valid proof of residency.  A form of identification must be presented at the time of library card registration as proof of identity and residence. Only one form of identification is necessary if it is one of these current and unexpired forms of identification:

Connecticut State driver's license
Connecticut State ID (issued by DMV)

If the above form of identification is not available you may provide two of the following forms of identification, one of which must have a photo and the other a current Newington address:

Out-of-State Driver's license
Valid passport
Green card
Connecticut motor vehicle registration or insurance
Current telephone, utility or tax bill
Lease agreement, rent receipt, property deed
Checkbook with name and address printed on it
School ID with photo
Employee ID with photo

Card Uses

In Newington, your card may be used to borrow material or place a hold. You may also use your Newington library card in any public library in Connecticut under the state-funded Connecticard program.

Responsibility

You are responsible for all items checked out on your card. If you lose your card, please notify the library. Library staff may not give information about your borrowing record to anyone other than you. Library users’ borrowing records are confidential and excluded from the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.