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Adult Borrowing Policy



Library Card

To get a library card, proof of East Hartford residency is required.

We will accept the following:

  • CT driver's license
  • state and/or town I.D.
  • voter registration certificate
  • postal address, etc.

Borrowers must be 12 or in the seventh grade.

Temporary state residents may receive a card.

Library card is valid for three years.

Lost cards can be replaced for $1.00.

Out of state library cards can be issued for individuals who work in this town.


Borrowing Items


Loan Period

          Late Fee


4 weeks

10 cents per item per day

Best Sellers

2 weeks

10 cents per item per day


2 weeks

10 cents per item per day


2 weeks

10 cents per item per day


2 weeks

10 cents per item per day


1 week

10 cents per item per day

An adult library card is needed to borrow items.
Items may be renewed one time either in person, on the phone or online.
To renew items over the phone, the barcode number from your library card is needed.

To renew items online, click here.
Click the link Renew/Review
Enter the Library Card number that is on the back of your library card (no spaces) 22523XXXXXXXXX
Enter your pin- if you have not created a pin, the default pin is changeme

Items on reserve cannot be renewed.