Getting A Library Card

Getting a Library Card at the Whitman Public Library
  • Whitman residents five years old and older may apply for a library card. (*Children under age five may get a library card if they can write their name or are entering kindergarten.)
  • Children ages 5 – 12 must have a parent or guardian’s signature and permission to obtain a card. The parent or guardian must also have a valid library card before one can be issued to their child. The parent or guardian is responsible for any fines and fees accrued on their child’s card.
  • Identification with the applicant’s address (e.g. driver’s license, phone bill) is required in order to receive a card.
  • Library staff should be informed of any changes in address, phone, email or name.
  • Patrons from other OCLN towns may obtain a Whitman library card if they choose, however they may only have one valid OCLN card at any time. Patrons who reside in a non OCLN member town may apply for a card as long as their town is currently certified to participate in the State Aid for Public Libraries program.
  • Whitman Public Library cards are good at any OCLN library.
  • Patron is responsible for all materials checked out on his or her card.
  • Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately.
  • Replacements for lost cards cost $2.50 per card.
Address & Phone Changes
In order to assure that you receive your holds notification and overdue reminders, patrons should notify library staff anytime there is a change in name, mailing address, telephone number or email.