Get a Library Card


Get a Library Card!  Two Easy Ways

1.  Apply for a Library Card in person   



Stop by the Main Service Desk to present identification and proof of residency. Proof of residency can be a driver’s license, utility bill,

or other non-personal piece of mail addressed to you. If you are a student, we will need to see your student ID or your most recent school schedule.

You will select a PIN to access your online account and for reserving museum passes.

That’s it!  We’ll give you a card right away!



2. Apply for a library card online or by mail


Request a Library Card
Fill out this form and a library staff member will complete your registration Please use this email address to send us a scan or image of your driver's license or other proof of residency

Here’s what you need: 

  • Fill out the form above 
  • Include a photocopy of your valid photo ID/ license or Passport with your current address. 
  • If your photo ID does not have your current address you must also email us a photocopy of a piece of official mail with your name and current address.  Examples:  utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, etc. 
  • If you are a student, we will need to see your student ID or your most recent school schedule.  
  • Once we have all your documents, we will create and mail you a full service library card.


Mail a library card request with all necessary documents to: 

Attn:  Circulation;  Sawyer Free Library;  2 Dale Avenue;  Gloucester, MA  01930


Email us a library card request with photocopies of all necessary documents to
















Children Using your card @ other libraries
Children of any age can get their own library card but a parent or guardian must give consent if they are under the age of 12.   You can use your card at just about any public library in Massachusetts. In addition you may use your library card number to get an eCard from the Boston Public Library where you will have access to the Boston Public Library’s Overdrive collection of eBooks and audiobooks! 

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