Any person living in East Hampton is eligible for a free library card! Apply in person at the library’s circulation desk.
Resident cards expire every three years and may be renewed in person at the front desk.
Patrons are responsible for any material checked out on their card. Borrowing privileges may be suspended or lost if items are overdue or excessive fines or fees accrue.
Can’t make it to the library right now? No problem, we now offer free eBook cards! eBook cards are valid for all of our online resources, including Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby, as well as Ancestry.com and Creativebug. When you can, visit the library in person to upgrade your eBook card to a regular library card.
Library Cards for Adults
To apply for a library card, adults must show a valid Connecticut driver’s license or photo ID with their current residential address in East Hampton.
If the license or photo ID is not current or does not show your East Hampton address, you may supply alternative proof of residence. The following are acceptable:
- Town tax statement
- Current vehicle registration.
- Current lease agreement or mortgage document.
- Current utility bill.
Library Cards for Children 18 Years of Age and Under
Any child of an East Hampton resident is eligible for East Hampton library card. Parents or legal guardians should be present when the child applies for a Library card and must show the same identification as above.
Parents and guardians are responsible for any outstanding fines, bills or overdue material on the child’s library card. The library therefore requires that the parent or legal guardian already have a valid card when a person under 18 applies for a library card.
The library may, at its discretion, issue temporary cards to out-of-state residents residing in East Hampton, with proof of local rental or lease, length of stay, and a valid out-of-state driver’s license. Temporary cards will be limited to checking out 10 items at a time.
In-state residents who temporarily reside in East Hampton will be considered non-resident borrowers and must use their hometown library card.
To report a lost library card please call the library at 860-267-6621 or stop by in person. Reporting a card lost as soon as possible will prevent any misuse of your card. Replacement library cards are $2.00.