Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member of the library and get a card?

Your library card is your passport to borrowing materials from your public library. It allows access to all library services.

This card is issued only to district residents, business owners, and property owners because these persons pay property taxes. A small percentage of these taxes support the public library.

Non-district persons cannot receive a Connetquot Public Library card because their taxes do not support this library.

What identification do I need to get a card?

You need one form of identification with your name and current address. For a PO Box, you will need a current utility bill.

What types of identification are frequently used?

Current driver’s license/permit, automobile registration, telephone/utility bill, or tax receipt. We will accept personal mail with current postmark date.

What about cards for patrons under 18?

To register for library programs each child is required to have his or her own card. Children who are not yet 18 need a parent or guardian to apply for the card. Parents are responsible for materials checked out on their children’s library cards.

When will I receive my card?

Newly registered borrowers will receive their library cards in the mail. That means you will not receive your card on the day you submit your application, but you will be able to borrow one item during the interim before your card arrives.

For how long is my library card valid?

All adult library cards are valid for five years with the exception of apartment housing, which is one year. Upon expiration we will again check for current residency or business/property ownership. Your card must be in good standing before being renewed.

You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card.

If your library card is lost or stolen, notify the library immediately. You must come in with identification to replace your card. The fee is $1.00