Who can get a CPL card and how?
Residents of Chelmsford, Business/Property Owners, and Town of Chelmsford Employees: Upon presentation of proof of Chelmsford residency, ownership, or employment (i.e., MA Driver’s license, mail, or any other legal proof), a library card will be issued. People without proof of residency may check out up to 3 items on their initial visit, and the card will be mailed to their address.
Residents of towns whose libraries belong to the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium: Apply for a card at your hometown library. Use it in Chelmsford and all 36 MVLC libraries. A temporary card will be issued for people without a hometown library card, which will give the patron 30 days to get a full card from their hometown library.
Residents of other Massachusetts towns: Apply for a card at your hometown library. Bring your card and proof of your residence in that town to our Front Desk and we will register you to borrow in our system.
Out-of-state residents: A 1 year Local-Use Only card may be issued to people who work in Chelmsford. This card will not give access to state-wide or MVLC electronic resources or to inter-library loan services.
Table of Loan Periods and Limits
|Format||How Long?||How Many?||Fines?||Renewable?|
|Books on CD||3 Weeks||Unlimited||No||Yes|
|Fast Tracks||1 Week||1||No||No|
|Fast Track DVDs||1 Week||1||No||No|
|Language audio||3 Weeks||Unlimited||No||Yes|
|Music CDs||3 Weeks||Unlimited||No||Yes|
|Movies and TV series DVDs||1 Week||Unlimited||No||Yes|
|Documentary and Non-fiction DVDs||1 Week||Unlimited||No||Yes|
|Video Games||1 Week||1||No||No|
|Magazines (except current issue)||1 Week||Unlimited||No||Yes|
|Museum passes (Chelmsford residents or Friends of CPL)||Good for one day||5 per month per patron||Yes||No|
|Roku Streaming Video Device||1 Week||1||No||No|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||1 Week||1||No||Yes|