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Library Cards & Borrowing

 Library Cards

Getting a library card is quick and easy. Adults will need some form of photo identification that confirms your name and address. See the special rules below. You can either visit the library and fill-out a brief application form, or you can register online and pick your library card up later.


In compliance with State Regulations, the library issues a card free of charge to any resident of Massachusetts with proper identification and proof of current address. A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature is required for children under 18 to get cards.


We charge residents of other states a $65.00 annual user fee to get a library card that entitles you to all of the services offered by the library. If you are employed by the town of Seekonk you are eligible for a card free of charge; please bring proof of employment.

Borrowing Rules – fine $0.15/day unless noted otherwise

1 Day Museum Passes (fine $1/day)
1 Week Videos
2 Weeks New Fiction, i.e. up to 6 months old
Holiday books
Computer Software
Video Games
ebook Readers, i.e. Nooks (fine $5/day)
4 Weeks All other books


Most material may be renewed twice – by phone, in person, or  by logging on to the SAILS e-Catalog.

Items on reserve for other patrons may not be renewed.

Materials borrowed from another library are subject to the rules of that library

Items borrowed through the Virtual Catalog may not be renewed

Requests to renew items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be sent to the Adult Services Librarians.


All materials except museum passes may be returned to any library in the SAILS system. Museum passes must be returned to the owning library.


Reserving Items

You may reserve any circulating item.

You may reserve items yourself using the online library catalog.

Library staff will also be happy to assist you in person or by phone.

You will be called, sent a text or sent e-mail when the reserved items are available

Museum passes may be reserved online or by calling Adult Services.