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An Amherst Town Library card entitles you to access a wide variety of services such as borrowing print and digital materials, accessing subscription online databases, making meeting room reservations and borrowing musuem passes.

Sign In to Your Account

For all patrons with an existing library card, please use the button below to sign in to your account. You can review checked out items; overdue items; or items you have placed on hold.

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Register for a Library Card

You can apply for a NEW library card in person during business hours, or online. To determine what kind of account you are eligible for, please read about Account Types, Eligibility, and Required Documentation below. To apply online, please click the button below.

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Renew Your Library Card

Has your library card expired? Come into the library to complete the renewal process in person, or request your card renewal online by using our Online Verification Tool. To renew an expired library card you must provide a photo ID that contains the name and current address of the applicant.

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Account Types, Eligibility, and Required Documentation


Accounts renewed: Every 6 Years
Eligibility: Individuals who, regardless of age, identify Amherst as their legal domicile.
Proof of Identity & Residency: Documentation that shows the individual’s name and physical address (not a P.O. box).

Acceptable documentation for identity includes:

  • U.S. driver’s license
  • ID card issued by federal or state government agency

Acceptable documentation for residency includes:

  • U.S. driver’s license
  • auto registration
  • checkbook
  • recent utility bill/e-bill
  • recent property tax statement
  • lease or mortgage papers
  • posted mail with name of applicant

As a substitute for residency documentation another Amherst Town Library cardholder may attest to the residency of a person in the same household or community (either in person or by submitting a letter with their name, address, and the name of the individual applying for a library card).

In the case of minors (persons under the age of 18), as a substitute for an ID, an accompanying adult who has an ID for the same address may vouch for the identity of a minor and show proof of residency for the minor wishing to obtain a library card.