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For access to electronic and physical materials

For access to electronic materials only

I am a resident of Massachusetts and want to apply for an E-Card

Call 978-256-5521, option 1, for assistance.  See our Borrowing Guidelines page for more information on eligibility.

Chelmsford business and property owners are eligible to apply for a library card in-person at our Borrower Services desk.  Upon presentation of proof of ownership of a business or property within Chelmsford, we will issue you a library card.

Residents of towns whose libraries belong to the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) should apply at your hometown library, for a card you can use at all 36 MVLC libraries. We will issue a temporary card for those without a library card from their hometown who visit our library; you will have thirty days to get a full card from your hometown library.

Residents of towns not part of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium may apply for a card in person.  Please bring a photo ID and proof of current address.

Those without permanent housing may use the (free) “general delivery” service offered at the Chelmsford Post Office, as a permanent mailing address for purposes of getting a library card through Chelmsford.  Alternatively, you may submit a form signed by Jen Melanson, the Town of Chelmsford’s Community Services Coordinator.

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    Select your preferred pickup location: either our Main Branch (25 Boston Rd. Chelmsford, MA 01824) or MacKay Library in North Chelmsford (43 Newfield St. North Chelmsford, MA 01863). You can update your preference at anytime by logging into your account. This is only a preference, you can select any library in the MVLC when placing a request.