Any person over the age of eighteen (18) who shows proof of a current residential address within the Town of Hebron may receive a Douglas Library card free of charge. Library cards will be valid for three (3) years. At time of renewal of library card, applicants will be asked to verify address and other information on the patron record. A suspended account may not be renewed until the account has been brought back into good standing. Library users are responsible for all materials checked out on his/her card.
Parents/Legal Guardians of children between the ages of four (4) and seventeen (17) may obtain a library card for their child/children by meeting the same requirements. Parents must have a valid Douglas Library card. Parents are financially responsible for all items borrowed on a child’s card.
Proof of residency includes a photo ID with current address. Identification with only a post office box number will not be accepted. If a photo ID with a current address cannot be produced, a photo ID along with a significant piece of mail received at the current address will suffice. ‘Significant mail’ includes utility bills, phone bills, bank statements, lease agreements, car registrations, and any piece of mail deemed worthy of proving residency by the Director.
Library cards are not transferable. Library cards or photo IDs must be presented to use certain library services. Summer residents who own property in Hebron whose permanent residence is outside of Connecticut may obtain a library card by showing proof of tax payments. A fee of $2.00 will be assessed for the replacement of a lost library card.
Library cards can be obtained at any service desk during normal library hours. Patrons can also fill out an online application requesting a card. Those applications need to be reviewed by a staff member before the accounts become active, so it is recommended to either call the circulation desk (860-228-9312) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) after filling out the form if you require a quick turnaround.