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.

Please Note:  To obtain a new library card while the library building is closed to the public due to COVID-19, we ask that you send us a completed registration form by mail, FAX or email (refdept@newingtonct.gov) along with a copy of your proof of residency (see below).  We will create your new library account and mail your new library card to you via USPS.  Once you receive your library card in the mail, you can begin to use it for curbside pickup of physical materials and the library’s online resources and downloadable materials.

Proof of Residency 

For proof of residency, we accept a valid driver’s license, a current lease, tax bill or utility bill with your name and street address. We also accept a printed check with your name and address or anything that comes in the mail. 

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 my 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.