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~ HOW TO REGISTER FOR A LIBRARY CARD ~

Welcome to Windsor Locks Public Library, your hometown source for information, Internet access, books, movies, music, educational and entertaining programs, and more, all for free!

Registering for a library card:
Windsor Locks Public Library cards are issued to RESIDENTS of Windsor Locks, but may also be issued to out-of-state adults employed in Windsor Locks (held in the library and used only at Windsor Locks Public Library). Each Connecticut resident is allowed one library card, which must be issued in their town of residence.

Adult cards:
In order to obtain a card, individuals ages 16 and over must provide Windsor Locks Public Library with a picture ID (license, state ID, school ID) and proof of address (license, delivered mail, pay stub, bank statement, etc.). Registration information required includes full legal name (including middle name or initial), address, gender, date of birth, and phone number. An email address is also desirable. We also offer online registration. The person in whose name the card is issued must visit the library in order to obtain or activate their library card, even if they cannot yet sign their name (i.e. minor children must accompany their parent or guardian to the library in order for a card to be issued in their name) .

Children's cards:
Library cards for children under age 16 must be signed for by a parent or guardian, who must supply their own picture ID and proof of address. Grandparents should not sign for cards unless they live with the child and are prepared to assume responsibility for lost items and overdue fines. The child MUST be present when the card is issued. In cases of parents living in separate towns, the card should be issued in the childís town of residence.

Parents who apply for a library cards for preschool children (under age 5) must clear any blocks on their own card before obtaining a card for their child. Once a child is in kindergarten a card can be issued regardless of the status of the parentís record. All parents are encouraged to apply for library cards for themselves.

To insure free access for all, no restrictions (except on museum passes) are placed on what can be checked out by any individual, including a child, with their own library card. It is the responsibility of the parent, not library staff, to monitor the childís choices. However, no adult, including a parent or guardian, should use a childís library card to borrow materials for their own use. With this in mind, effective immediately, an adult may use their childís card ONLY to borrow materials for their child. A child may use their own card to check out materials without any library-imposed restrictions. Parents are required to have their own card in good standing in order to borrow adult materials for themselves.

Use of otherís cards:
Every resident of Windsor Locks is entitled to a library card. Possession of another adultís library card generally constitutes permission to use it, but everyone is encouraged to obtain and use their own card. Under no circumstances should any individual compromise anotherís library record by borrowing materials and failing to return them on time. Those allowing others to use their card to borrow materials should remember that they are still responsible for any charges or lost items on that card.

Other information:
All fines and obligations related to any library card previously issued in Connecticut must be settled before a Windsor Locks card may be issued or renewed. We will be happy to help you investigate or settle any outstanding charges.

Library cards are valid for a period of three (3) years. If the card is lost prior to the renewal date, a fee of $1 will be charged for a replacement card. There is no charge for initial registration or regular renewals of your Windsor Locks library card.

Under the Connecticut State Library's "CONNECTICARD" plan, your library card must be issued in your town of residence and any valid public library card may be used in ALL public libraries in the state of Connecticut. Get your library card today!