Library Cards

Obtaining a Library Card

Now you can apply for a library card online using the form below.

Burlington residents of all ages are eligible to obtain library cards. Picture ID and proof of residency must be provided. A parent or guardian's signature and presence is required for children under 9th grade. Residents of other Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) communities may use their hometown library card in any MVLC library. List of Merrimack Valley Consortium members.

Loan Periods

A variety of items are available for loan to library card holders.  Library items circulate according to the following chart:

Type of LoanLoan Period
Audio Books21 days
Books21 days or 14 days depending on books
CD-ROMs14 days
DVDs & Blu ray7 days or 3 days depending on DVD or Blu ray
Kits21 days
Magazines7 days
Puppets21 days
Puzzles21 days
Videos7 days
Video Games7 days


With the exception of 14-Day books and 3-Day DVDs, all Burlington items are eligible for two renewals provided another patron has not requested the item. Patrons may renew in person, online through the MVLC online catalog, or by calling the Circulation Desk at 781-270-1693. Please have your library card number handy as it is needed for all renewals.

Food Pantry Donations

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