Library Card


Getting a Library Card

  1. Bring photo identification (driver's license, state id, student id, passport, etc.)
  2. Have something with your current address on it. If your id has your current address, that is all that you need. If not, bring a copy of your lease, a piece of mail sent to your address, or anything that has your name and current address.
  3. Come to the library at 210 Court Street.
  4. Fill out an application form.
  5. Get your card and sign it. You are ready to start borrowing items, using the online resources, and downloading books, music, and more.

If you are under 18, you need to bring your parent or guardian with you. We will ask for their photo id and proof of current address as described above.

You will need your library card with you to use public access computers, check-out materials using the self check-out stations or at the Customer Service Desk, and to access online resources, including ebooks and e-audiobooks.


Getting a Temporary Digital Library Card

We are now offering people the opportunity to sign up for a digital library card.

A digital library card works as a temporary, three-month card that will allow you to use our digital materials – eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming services, databases, and other resources.

Once the card expires, digital cardholders will need to come to the library with a photo ID and proof of address and get a new physical card. Click on the banner below to apply for a digital card.

NOTE: If you already have a Burlington Public Library card, you do not need a digital card to access digital materials. This is a new way for people to sign up for a library card.