Library Cards and Borrowing Information

Berwick Public Library cards are free to all Berwick residents. Children must be 5 years or older to receive a library card. Children under the age of 16 must have a parent’s signature on their initial application for a library card. The application must be completed with both the child and adult present in the library. 

 

Residents of Berwick may apply for a library card with either:

  • A photo ID with current Berwick address

  • A photo ID with non-Berwick address AND proof of residency, such as a pay stub, bill, car registration, or signed lease/mortgage papers 

 

Non-residents may purchase a Berwick Public Library Card for $15 per year. Non-resident cards are available at no cost for North Berwick, South Berwick, and Lebanon residents.
 

There is a fee of $2.00 to replace damaged, destroyed, or lost library cards.

 

 

Reciprocal Borrowing

 

The Berwick Public Library maintains a reciprocal borrowing agreement with the D. A. Hurd Library in North Berwick, South Berwick Public Library, and the Springvale Public Library. You may use your home library card at any of these libraries.

 

Loan Period

 

The Berwick Public Library circulates materials in a variety of formats including books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs.  All items are loaned for a period of 3 weeks with the possibility of renewal as long as another patron does not have the item(s) on hold.

 

Overdue Fines

 

The Berwick Public Library has established a “Guilt Jar” in place of collecting overdue fines for their patrons. Please consider making a donation when returning overdue materials. 


Lost and/or Damaged Materials

 

Materials borrowed  are the responsibility of the library patron.  Replacement cost is the responsibility of any patron who borrows and loses or damages any library material.  In the case of children under the age of 18, it is the parents’ responsibility to pay for lost or damaged items.             

 

 

Interlibrary Loan/MILS

 

When patrons want materials that are not available within the Berwick Public Library, we borrow them from other libraries through the MILS system. Materials borrowed through MILS have a circulation period determined by the lending library, not the Berwick Public Library, but generally follow the same guidelines of 3 weeks.