Borrowing Information

Library Cards

To apply for a card online, visit our Library Card Application Page!

  • Borrower’s cards are issued free the first time.
  • Photo ID and proof of address are required to get a borrower’s card.
  • Lost cards are replaced for $2.00.
  • Borrower’s cards for children ages 5 to 11 years are issued in the Children’s Room.
  • Children & adults may use their cards in either department and at any C/WMARS participating library.
  • You must present your Library Card or Library Card number for any and all transactions.
Library Card

Renewals and Fines

  • Hudson items are checked out for 3 weeks.
  • All print materials and DVDs may be renewed once.
  • Your eligible Library items will renew automatically.
  • Books and print materials are $.05 / day, per item up to a maximum of $.50 per item.
  • Blu-rays and DVDs are $.50/day, per item up to a maximum of $2.00 per item.
  • Museum passes $5.00 late fee, not waived on Fridays.
  • Kindles $5.00/day, up to a maximum of $20.00, not waived on Fridays.
  • Launchpads $5.00/day, up to a maximum of $10.00.
  • There are no fines on Fridays for most items returned to our library
  • Items from other libraries may have different rules.
  • Click here for additional borrowing information

System-wide Holds

  • Patrons may request items from any C/W MARS library.
  • Patrons can have up to 20 holds on their account at a time.
  • Items from other libraries may have different loan periods.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loans are special requests that come from libraries outside of our network, often out of state.

  • It may take a few weeks for ILLs to arrive. We will contact you by phone or email when the requested items are available.
  • Please contact the circulation librarian at 978-568-9644 for more information.