Library cards are free, but you will need to provide a valid photo identification with your CURRENT address on it. If you have photo ID, but it does not have your current address, please provide a piece of mail (not junk mail), a blank check or some type of formal document that includes your current address.
Our policy states that you may check out a total of TWO items for your first check-out. After that, you are limited to four DVDs per check-out for one week or any number of other items (books, puzzles, magazines, audio books, CDs) for three weeks.
Digital Card Application
A digital library card allows you to use our digital materials only – eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming services, databases, and other resources. If digital cardholders want to check out physical items from the library, users will need to come to the library with a photo ID and proof of address to get a physical card.
Using Your Card Online
After 24 hours, your new card is ready to be used via our online catalog. You are now be able to search, place holds, check your account and renew items online. When logging into our online catalog, YOUR USER NAME IS YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER AND YOUR PASSWORD IS YOUR LAST NAME. If your current e-mail address is not in our system, this must be added to fully use the catalog.
NOTES: If you wish to request a book for immediate check-out or as soon as the book is available, place it on HOLD. A reservation is not the same thing; be careful that you use the HOLD option only.
We have multiple formats of some of our books. When you are browsing the catalog and preparing to place holds, please be sure you are placing the hold on an item that is physically available. If the items has a "G" in the barcode, this indicates the book is held at the Gilbert Library branch and may need to travel between the two sites.
You cannot place holds on downloadable audio and e-books through our catalog. Those holds must be done through BRIDGES. Please allow 24-48 hours for your library card to be recognized in the BRIDGES system. This system is not housed under the Bertha Bartlett Public Library administration.