Cards & Borrowing
Massachusetts residents may obtain a library card in person by presenting identification and proof of current address. There is no waiting period for a library card. You must be at least five years old to get a card.
Alternatively, you may sign up for a card online. You can use the temporary card for 30 days before you must visit a library in person to continue using your card. When you pick up your card you must present a photo ID and proof of address.
Please notify the library of any change of address.
Please present your library card when borrowing materials.
Lost library cards should be reported immediately. You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card until you report it lost or stolen. Parents are responsible for materials borrowed by children 18 years and younger. A replacement card costs $1.00.
Library cards expire periodically so that we may verify current contact information. If your card expires, please contact us to update your card. If a card is completely inactive for a period of four years, it will be deleted from the database.
Your Library Record
Using your library card and PIN, you can log into My Account to view your library record. You'll be able to see what materials you've checked out, renew those items that are renewable, check the status of or cancel your reserves, modify your PIN or email address.
Library cards expire periodically so that we may verify current contact information.
If your card expires, please contact us to update your card. If a card is completely inactive for a period of four years, it will be deleted from the database.
10 total adult audiobooks
Adult new books
3 on one subject.
3 by one author.
No other limit
20 total adult CDs
10 adult + 5 children's
New Rental DVDs
5 adult + 5 children's
New Rental TV Series
5 adult + 5 children's
Older Rental DVDs- Adult
Older Rental DVDs-
6 per person
Roku, Hotspot, Amazon Echo, Google Home
1 per person
No reserves, no renewals
You may renew materials twice if they have not been requested.
- by phone (Main Library 508-532-5570 x4351; McAuliffe Branch 508-532-5636),
- by online catalog using your PIN, or
- in person.
No renewals: Express Books, rental DVDs, new CDs, video games, all devices.
Adult Materials 10¢ per day; $3.00 maximum per item Exceptions
DVDs and video games: 50¢ per day; $5.00 maximum per item
All devices: $2.00 per day
Children's Materials 5¢ per day; $1.50 maximum per item Exceptions CD-Roms, Road to Reading kits, DVDs: 50¢ per day; $5.00 maximum per item
If an item you borrow is lost or damaged, the current replacement cost is charged.
Library materials may be returned to either Framingham Public Library branch or any Minuteman Network library.
Exceptions: Interlibrary Loans, Museum Passes, Telescopes, Cake pans, American Girl dolls, Lego toys, and all devices must be returned to the library where they were picked up.
If you supplied your email address when you signed up for your card, you will receive the following courtesy reminders via email:
- Two days before an item is due
- Two weeks after the due date of an item
- One month after the due date of an item
- When a requested item is available for pickup
If you would like to receive courtesy reminders sent to you via text, sign up for text notification here.