How to Get a Library Card

Borrowing Items

Present your Minuteman Library Network library card to borrow items from the Woburn Public Library. Please note: The following are Woburn Public Library’s policies; other Minuteman libraries have their own policies.

Library Cards

To get a free Library Card, you must

  • be a Massachusetts resident.
  • bring a picture I.D. with current address or a picture I.D. and a bill/mail received at your current address.*
  • be at least 4 years old OR be able to write your own full name (whichever comes first).
  • have a parent or guardian sign your application if you are under 12 years old.
  • you may sign-up for a temporary card and create an online account by clicking here:
    • please note, in order to complete your card registration, you need to come to the library with your confirmation email and a picture I.D. within 6 months of creating the temporary card.

*If you have yet to receive mail at your current address, ask us to send you a postcard that you can use as proof of residency.

With your Woburn Public Library card, you:

  • become a member of the Minuteman Library Network with access to over 40 other MLN libraries.
  • have access to our online catalog and our print, electronic, and downloadable collections.*
  • can reserve museum passes.
  • can use our public computers.
  • can be assured that your account remains confidential. Massachusetts General Law prohibits us from discussing details of your account over the telephone or sharing your account information with anyone but you.
  • are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card until you report it lost or stolen. If your card is lost or stolen, there is a $2.00 replacement fee.

Lost library cards should be reported immediately.

*To access your online account and our electronic and downloadable collections, you need a PIN (Personal Identification Number). To obtain a PIN, please either see our circulation staff or follow the steps outlined on MLN’s website ( PINs cannot be issued over the phone.

For more information regarding the use of your library card, please refer to our Library Policies.