Your library card is the entry way to the wide world of library materials and services. With this one little card, you can borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books from the Bloomfield Libraries, or from any public library in Connecticut. You will also have access to our e-book collection and other online resources, as well as our museum passes. Although we offer some services to non-library card holders, a library card gives you full access to what we have to offer.
Plus, library cards are a great deal: they’re free!
Here’s how easy it is to get a card:
- Fill out the Library Card Application and bring it to the library, or simply show up and we’ll get you started.
- Provide proof of Bloomfield residency with one of the following items:
- Current driver’s license
- Current state-issued, non-driver’s identification
- Cable, utility, or phone bill
- Bank statement
- Sign your library card (there’s one for your wallet, and one for your key chain) and you’re ready to go!
Three other things to note:
Children of any age, even infants, are eligible for their own library cards. Parents are responsible for any materials borrowed on their child’s card. We consider anyone under the age of 18 a child. Patrons under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian to provide proof of residency and sign permission for a new library card.
If you are not a resident of Bloomfield but wish to check out materials from our libraries, please obtain a card from your hometown library. Once you have a card, you can check out any of the materials on our shelves.
If you’re a teacher, please visit the Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers page for teacher card information and application.