How to Get a Library Card


Persons wishing to obtain a library card need to come to the library with a picture ID, and if the picture ID does not have a current address they will also need to provide something that does prove current residence such as a bill, checks, auto registration, etc...  Individuals residing in an Old Colony Library Network member town may apply for a library card in any library within the network, regardless of residency in that particular community. Library users will be offered the choice of returning to their 'home' library to apply for a card which may entitle them to more privileges such as museum passes or data bases. 

Children 12 and older may be issued a library card using a parent/guardian's ID or Abington Public Schools issued ID's or technology. Children who are 5 and can write their first and last names may get their own library card when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children younger than 5 should use their parent/guardian's card.

Library card users may borrow one item without their library card with proper ID. 

Residents from outside the OCLN network must obtain a library card in their home library and then can have their card cross registered in OCLN
as long as they are in good standing in their home library.

A temporary eCard may be issued by visiting the OCLN catalog's registration page.   
This card will expire in 180 days and may be used for borrowing eContent only.  It can be updated at any OCLN library.