Library Cards

Image of the Smartest Card logoA Beaman Library Card gives you borrowing privileges at Beaman Library and at other CW MARS member libraries. It also allows you to download eBooks and access the Library’s online resources and mobile apps from home. Valid CW MARS cards from other towns are accepted at Beaman Library.

Registering for a Library Card

There is no fee for a library card, however, a short registration form must be completed.

The registration form may be completed online.

Once the online registration form is complete, a library staff member will contact you to schedule a time to complete the library card application process and pick up your card.

If you prefer, you may print the registration form to complete at home. If you elect to complete a paper registration form, please contact the library to schedule a time to complete the library card application process and pick up your card. This process is for new cards only. If you need to renew an existing card or replace a lost card, please call the Library at 508-835-3711.

Despite the method by which you complete your registration form, you will need a photo ID and proof of current address. If the address on the photo ID is not current, please bring proof of current address in addition to your photo ID with you to the Library.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include a valid MA Driver’s License, a State ID card or a U.S. passport.

Acceptable forms of current address include a bank deposit slip or bank statement, a rent receipt or utility bill. Students between the ages of 12-18 can provide a student ID or Driver’s License.

Children’s Cards

Children ages 4 and older are eligible to apply for a card of their own in the Children’s Room. Parents must complete and sign the application for all children under 12.

Updating Your Card

By accessing your online account, you are able to update your email address and phone number. However, if you need to update your name or mailing address, please contact the Library so that we may update your account accordingly. Proof of name and/or current address must be provided following the guidelines above.

Expired Cards

Library cards are valid for 2 years. At the end of that time, you will receive an email asking you to renew your card. Contact the Library to verify your current information and we will be happy to renew your card. Please do not dispose of expired cards!

Lost or Stolen Cards

Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. Replacement cards can be issued for $1.00.

Out-of-State Cards

Out-of-state residents may apply for a Beaman Library card. The fee is $25/year and is not refundable.