Any resident of Massachusetts may register for a Bellingham Public Library card provided that he or she resides in a Massachusetts community that has a public library that meets the minimum standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Individuals whose primary residence is in a Massachusetts community where the library has been decertified will not have borrowing privileges at the Bellingham Public Library.
Out of state residents and residents from decertified communities who are employed in the Town of Bellingham are eligible to obtain a Bellingham Library card and must pay an annual fee of $35 for the card. Annual proof of employment (pay stub) is required.
As the Bellingham Public Library does not lend to out of state residents, (unless they work in the Town of Bellingham) out of state residents with cards from other C/W MARS libraries may not borrow from, or pick up items from other libraries at, the Bellingham Public Library.
To obtain a card, applicants must present a photo ID with proof of address.
Each patron must have his or her library card to check out materials or use the library Internet computers. A change of address or lost library card should be reported as soon as possible.
Lost cards are replaced for a fee of $1.00.
The Bellingham Library offers home delivery to provide library materials to Bellingham residents who are unable to visit the library due to a long or short-term disability. Click here for details about our Homebound Delivery Service.