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Library Card

You need a library card to borrow materials from the library and to reserve discounted Destination Passes. To get a library card, stop by the circulation desk and fill out a form. Adults will need to provide a picture ID and confirmation of their current address. If your picture ID does not have your current address, please bring a bill or other official document mailed to you at your home, a lease or mortgage, or another document that can confirm your current address.

  • Adults, 18 years and older: picture ID and confirmation of current address required
  • Teens, 16-18 years: picture ID required
  • Teens, 13-15 years: No ID required
  • Children, 5-12 years: Parent or guardian, with their ID or library card required

With a library card you can:

  • Create a PIN and log in to your library account online
  • View your reading history (if you opt-in to saving your checkout history)
  • Borrow books, audiobooks, movies, and more
  • Renew items and learn about the loan period, fines, and fees
  • Request items from other C/W MARS member libraries
  • Download books, magazines, music, and movies
  • Access databases for research
  • Borrow the library's telescope

The first card is free to any Massachusetts resident. You can use your Hopkinton Public Library card at libraries in the C/W MARS network in central and western Massachusetts.

Loan Periods and Fines

  Loan period Fine per item per day Maximum fine Renewable?
Books 3 weeks $.10 $3.00 Yes
Books on CD
Music CDs
3 weeks $.10 $3.00 Yes
DVDs 1 week $.25 $5.00 Yes
Magazines 1 week
(most recent issue does not circulate)
$.10 $3.00 Yes

Fines totaling $10 or more must be paid before borrowing more items.
If you damage or lose an item, there is a replacement fee.
Hopkinton residents over 60 are exempt from late fines.
The last Wednesday of the month is Fine-Free Day. Return your late materials on that day for fine amnesty.

Replacement cards are $1.

Paying Fines Online

You may now pay fines and donate money with your credit card online. Fines must amount to $5 or more to pay online.

To pay fines online, click "Manage Your Account" at the top right of the library website. After logging in, click "Pay fines" on the right side of the page and complete the form.

Please note that there are no returns for found materials after a lost fine has been paid. We are happy to renew your late item to give you more time to locate it.