Library Cards

Obtaining a Library Card:
Burlington residents of all ages are eligible to obtain library cards.  Picture ID and proof of residency must be provided.  A parent or guardian's signature is required for children under 9th grade.

Residents of other MVLC communities may use their hometown library card in any MVLC library.  List of Merrimack Valley Consortium members.

Teachers working with Burlington students in a planned educational environment are eligible for a Teacher Card, valid only at the Burlington Public Library.

Loan Periods: 
A variety of items are available for loan to library card holders. 
Library items circulate according to the following chart:

Books 21 days
Audio Books 21 days
Kits 21 days
Puppets 21 days
Puzzles 21 days
CD ROMs 7 days
Magazines 7 days
7-Day Books 7 days
DVD's 7 days
Videos 7 days
Video Games 7 days
3-Day DVD's 3 days


With the exception of 7-Day books and 3-Day DVD's, all Burlington items are eligible for two renewals provided another patron has not requested the item.  Patrons may renew in person, online through the MVLC online catalog, or by calling the Circulation Desk at 781-270-1693. Please have your library card number handy as it is needed for all renewals.

Overdue Fines:
A fine of $.05 per day will be charged for most overdue material.   DVD's, Blu-Ray and Video Games accrue fines at $.50 per day. 7-Day books and 3-Day DVDs accrue fines at $1.00 per day. The library accepts donations to the Burlington Food Pantry in lieu of fines.

Click here for more information on Food Pantry donations.