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During Closure: please see our Closure Information Statement.

Obtaining a Library Card

Currently: Please call the library at 978-456-4114 Monday and Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00,  Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 – 8:00, Friday 10:00 – 2:00 and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm or email us at  

When we reopen:  It’s easy! Just come to the library and fill out an application with your name, address, and telephone number. You will need to provide a picture ID and proof of current address. Applicants must be at least 5 years old and a parent or guardian must co-sign the application for children under 12 years old.

The card gives you access to library materials in the Harvard Public Library and in the C/W MARS network, as well as HPL online resources, and museum passes. There is no waiting time and it’s free!

Lost Your Card?

There is no fee for getting a replacement. Lost library cards should be reported immediately since you are responsible for all materials borrowed on your library card.