How do I get a library card?

Scarborough Residents (Adult or Youth) or Non-resident Property Owner

  1. You must provide a valid ID with your current Scarborough residence address. (We do not accept a PO Box as valid proof of Scarborough residence.) Acceptable documents include car registration; driver’s license; Maine ID card; checkbook; recent utility bill; rent receipt; lease or mortgage agreement; tax bill; school ID or other proof of current school attendance. A borrower's card is issued only upon confirmation of residence, ownership of property, resident address, place of employment, or school attendance.
  2. You must sign a legal agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the library. NOTE: Completion of the application requires an alternate phone number in addition to the home number.
  3. Your card is free and may be renewed on an annual basis if you continue to meet these criteria.

Non-resident Students Attending a Scarborough School

  1. You must provide a valid school ID to confirm your school attendance and present documentation of your current out-of-town mailing address. Acceptable documents include school ID or other proof of current school attendance.
  2. You must sign a legal agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the library. NOTE: Completion of the application requires an alternate phone number in addition to the home number.
  3. Your card is free and may be renewed on an annual basis as long as continue to meet these criteria and your account is in good standing.

Non-resident Employees of a Scarborough Business

  1. You must provide a valid ID that will confirm your employment by a Scarborough business and present documentation of your current out-of-town mailing address. Acceptable documents include: car registration; driver’s license; Maine ID card; checkbook; recent utility bill; rent receipt; lease or mortgage agreement; tax bill; pay stub; and verification of employment on company letterhead or business card.
  2. You must sign a legal agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the library. NOTE: Completion of the application requires an alternate phone number in addition to the home number.
  3. Your card is free and may be renewed on an annual basis as long as continue to meet these criteria and your account is in good standing.

Non-resident Membership

  1. You must provide documentation of your current out-of-town mailing address. Acceptable documents include car registration; driver’s license; Maine ID card; checkbook; recent utility bill; rent receipt; lease or mortgage agreement; or tax bill.
  2. You must sign a legal agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the library. NOTE: Completion of the application requires an alternate phone number in addition to the home number.
  3. You must pay a non-resident fee for your card. You may renew your card on an annual basis if you continue to meet these criteria and your account is in good standing

Summer 3-month Membership (covers June, July, and August)

  1. You must provide documentation of your current out-of-town mailing address. Acceptable documents include car registration; driver’s license; Maine ID card; checkbook; recent utility bill; rent receipt; lease or mortgage agreement; or tax bill.
  2. You must sign a legal agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the library. NOTE: Completion of the application requires an alternate phone number in addition to the home number.
  3. You must pay a summer membership fee for your card.