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Massachusetts residents may obtain a library card to borrow materials from the library and to reserve discounted Adventure 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 into your library account online
  • View your reading history (if you opt-in to saving your checkout history)
  • Request materials from HPL and other CW MARS member libraries
  • Renew items and learn about the loan period and fees
  • Download books, magazines, music, and movies
  • Access databases for research
  • Borrow items from the Library of Things

The first card is free to any Massachusetts resident. You can use your Hopkinton Public Library card at any library in the CW MARS network (central and western Massachusetts).

NEW eCard – No library card? No time to visit? Access our eContent with our new eCard. Sign up here for a free CW MARS eCard and access all of our eContent, including eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. If you would like access to our physical items or adventure passes you’ll need to upgrade to a full-use card by stopping in the library.

Loan Periods and Fines

 Loan period
Books3 weeks with 1 auto-renewal
Books on CD
Music CDs
3 weeks with 1 auto renewal
DVDs1 week with 1 auto-renewal
Magazines1 week with 1 auto renewal
(most recent issue does not circulate)

The Hopkinton Public Library is proud to be fine-free. You will no longer see late fines assessed on Hopkinton-owned items that are overdue. However, when an item has been checked out for over two months, you will be assessed a “replacement fee,” as the item is assumed to be lost. This fee will be removed when you return the item.

If you damage or lose an item, there is a replacement fee.

Paying Fines Online

You may now pay replacement fees 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 refunds 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.