Apply for a library card online

Complete this form to receive a temporary Forbes Library card by mail that will provide access to place holds, and online resources such as e-books, e-audio and databases. Then visit the library within three months with your library card and a photo ID to complete the application process and receive full borrowing privileges.

Massachusetts residents age 13 and over or full time college students in Massachusetts are eligible to apply online. Children can register in person. Out of state visitors can purchase a library card in person.

Prefer to register in person? Visit the library during open hours with a picture ID and proof of address. The process takes about 10 minutes. For further assistance contact the Circulation Department, 413-587-1011 or


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  8. If you are a Northampton resident who is unable to visit the library because of short or long-term illness or disability, you may be able to receive Outreach Delivery Service. Please fill out an application to find out more.
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