Library Card Policies
Residents may apply for a Fiske Library Card (provided they do not already have a card at another SAILS library) at the Circulation Desk. Identification (ie driver's license) is required in order to receive a card. A patron who does not have their library card in hand, may still borrow materials upon presentation of valid identification, so library personnel can access their account. Lost cards will be replaced one time at no cost. Successive replacements will be $1, $2, $3, etc.
The Board of Library Trustees has instituted a policy that will charge out of state patrons $55 per year for a SAILS card. The card entitles the patron to the full services of Fiske Library and the network. There will be no additional assessment for any other family members. Massachusetts libraries receive no compensation from Rhode Island or any other states for providing service to their residents. The policy was effective January 1, 2009.
YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE ANOTHER PERSON'S CARD WHEN BORROWING ITEMS OR SIGNING UP FOR THE COMPUTER ***NO EXCEPTIONS***
Temporary Library Card Online Registration
I need a library card - Don't have a library card?
Register now for a temporary library card here.
- Online registrations become active immediately.
- You can place up to 5 holds
- Get into the online magazines & newspapers
- Checkout and download Overdrive books & music
*You have 3 weeks to come to the library with identification to pick up your card.
*If you are under 18, you may need to have a parent or legal guardian co- sign your registration when you pick up your physical card.
*If you live outside of MA, you may be assessed a fee for a library card.
Please contact your hometown library for further information on specific registration policies.
Boston Public Library Card
An eCard is a Boston Public Library card that you can sign up for online which provides access to all online resources, including OverDrive and Hoopla. eCards are available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns property, or works in Massachusetts.
Requesting and borrowing physical materials, including museum passes, requires a physical card. eCards can be upgraded to physical cards at any BPL location.