During the library’s COVID-19 closure, you can register for a library card online by filling out the registration form online by clicking the link below. Please provide proof of residency by emailing us a photo or scan of your valid driver’s license with current address. If you are new to Wakefield and your license has not been updated, you can substitute a scan or image of a utility or tax bill showing your current address. After filling out the form, we will provide you with a library card number and password that you can use to log into your account, request materials, or use our online services (ebooks and streaming services, databases, etc.). We will also mail you a physical library card that you can use once the library reopens.

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library card image finalAnyone is eligible for a library card. You simply need to provide proof of a current address and complete the registration form either in person at the Circulation Desk or online by clicking the “Start from Home” tab on this page. Proof of address can be a driver’s license, utility bill, or other non-personal piece of mail addressed to you.

Please remember to bring your card with you when you come to the Library. It helps us to serve you faster and more efficiently. In the event that you have forgotten your library card we require some other form of identification such as a driver’s license in order to check out materials to you.

If you change your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, please let us know so we can update your card information. Without current contact information we will not be able to reach you when we need to inform you that reserves, interlibrary loans, or other information have arrived for you.

You will be assigned a PIN number when you receive your card which you can then log in and change. If you’ve forgotten your PIN, visit the catalog login page and click the Forgot Your PIN link. If you have an email address on file, you will receive an email to reset the PIN. If you don’t have an email, please call us for assistance.

Children of any age can get their own library cards, but a parent or guardian must sign for any child under the age of 16. Parents are responsible for loss or damage to materials checked out on a child’s card. Please note that your child will be free to use any resources we make available. We do not restrict children’s borrowing privileges or access to computers. Rather, we encourage parents to take an active interest in their children’s reading and discuss with them appropriate uses of technology.

Any Massachusetts resident may register and use any public library in the Commonwealth. It’s easier if you register in the town where you live, however, NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange) libraries will issue a library card to anyone with proof of a current address. Once you have a library card, you can use it at most other libraries, and you do not need to get multiple cards. Please note that Beebe Library does not extend borrowing or other privileges to residents of communities with uncertified libraries. See our policy on “Service to Uncertified Libraries and Their Patrons” for further information.

Already have a card from one of the cities/towns below?  You’re all set!  That card will work in Wakefield, we’ll just need to update your contact information if you’ve recently moved.

Beverly – Beverly Public Library

Danvers – Peabody Institute Library

Everett – Everett Public Libraries

Gloucester – Sawyer Free Library

Lynn – Lynn Public Library

Lynnfield – Lynnfield Public Library

Marblehead – Abbot Public Library

Melrose – Melrose Public Library

Peabody – Peabody Institute Library

Reading – Reading Public Library

Revere – Revere Public Library

Salem – Salem Public Library

Saugus – Saugus Public Library

Stoneham – Stoneham Public Library

Swampscott – Swampscott Public Library

Winthrop – Winthrop Public Library