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Get a Library Card

Residents of Grafton are eligible for Grafton Public Library cards. We need to see a picture ID as well as proof of current address. A valid driver’s license with your current address is fine, as is a photo ID plus something with your address such as a utility bill.
Your first card is free. Replacement cards cost $1. Please stop by the library to fill out an application.
Grafton Public Library belongs to the C/W MARS network, which means you can use your Grafton card at any Central Massachusetts library. Likewise, we also accept any Central Massachusetts card at the Grafton library. Click here for a list of participating libraries.

Borrow Materials

You must bring your card to the library in order to check out materials. Most items may be checked out for three weeks. Exceptions are magazines, DVDs, videos, and Current Choices new bestsellers, all of which check out for one week.
Renewals for another three weeks (or one week, depending on the type of material) are possible as long as another patron does not have a request on the item.
Renewals may be done in person, on the phone, or online. You must have your card with you.

Grafton patrons may use the online catalog to place requests on items either checked out from us or not owned by us. You will need to create an account for yourself in order to use these services.


Fines and Limits

FINES
Books, CDs, audiobooks, magazines — 10 cents per day (maximum $3)
DVDs, videos — $1 per day (maximum $5)
Museum passes — $5 per day
Note: Other libraries in the network may charge different fines. You may pay any fine at any participating library.
If you have $10 or more in fines and/or replacement costs, your account will be blocked and you will not be able to check out more materials until you pay.
You may pay fines or lost/damaged replacement costs, or make a donation to your library by credit card by accessing your account online.
To use your credit card you must have more than $5.00 in fines and/or replacement costs. You will have to log in to your library account. Receipts will be emailed to the address on your account.
Donations may be given by clicking the “Donations” link at the top right of the library catalog screen.
For additional information and full instructions please ask for the C/WMARS ECommerce brochure or click “Help” at the top right of the library catalog screen and then the “Pay Online” tab.
LIMITS
You may have up to 50 items checked out on your card. Network policies limit DVDs, CDs and audiobooks to ten per type, regardless of how many libraries you visit. Grafton Library policy allows patrons three DVDs from the Children’s Room and three DVDs from the adult selection per family. Families with more than three children may select one DVD for each child who is present in the library during their visit.
You may have up to 10 outstanding requests on your card.

Donate Items

Donations to the Down Under Bookstore are most welcome. Donated gently used books, CDs, or videos should be in good unmarked saleable condition. Magazines, textbooks, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, and outdated, old or ugly books are not useful, and the Friends ask to be saved the trouble and expense of disposing of them.
Donations may be left in the plastic bins at the bottom of the stairs near the bookstore. Please do not put donations in the book drops.
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