It only takes a few minutes to get your physical library card. Visit the Circulation desk and fill out the Library Card Registration form. Or, start your registration by signing up for an Ecard.
If you have a card from another CW MARS Library it will work at many all libraries in Central & Western Massachusetts. Please remember to bring your library card to the library. Without a library card or an ID, we will not be able to check items out to you. If you lost your library card, we will happily replace it at no charge.
Adults - You will need a form of ID with a current physical address. Items that confirm residency include, but are not limited to:
-a valid MA driver’s license, which displays current address
-a valid government issued ID (e.g. passport, military ID)
-bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 60 days
-property tax receipt
Youth ages 5 to 16 - A parent or guardian will need to approve the card. A parent assumes the responsibility for that child for any fines or fees that may occur. Library cards are not issued to children under the age of 5.
If you have a card from another CW MARS Library it will work at many libraries in Central & Western Massachusetts. View CW Mars member libraries.
Ecards may be used to check out digital content only. Please visit the library with your library ecard number and a form of ID to upgrade to a physical library card if you would also like access to phyisical items in the library's collection.
Most Massachusetts residents, including students, are entitled to a free library card.*
If you already have a current library card from a qualifying public library in CW MARS you may use your existing card to borrow materials at the Richards Memorial Library. Each person is allowed only one account in CW Mars.
* Any resident of a Massachusetts community which is certified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is entitled to a free library card.
You can log into your CW Mars account online and view your checkouts, renew items, place holds, or create lists for titles you might want to checkt out at a later date.
Your Richards Memorial Library card will expire every two years. You wil receive and autmaoted email from the CW Mars network. Please visit Richards Memorial Library in Paxton to verify your current contact information and we will renew your card. Once your card is renewed, you will continue to use the same card.
Tip: You may visit any CW Mars library for this service.