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Library Cards and
Borrowing Privileges

Contents:

Who can get a card and how?

Residents of Andover: Bring proof of residence (preferably a Driver's License. New residents can bring lease, cancelled mail, utility bill, etc.) to our Circulation Desk. Post office boxes are acceptable as mailing addresses; however, proof of Andover residence is required. Children under 16 may obtain a card based on the ID of the accompanying parent.

Residents of towns whose libraries belong to the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium: Get a card at your home town library. Use it here.

Residents of other Massachusetts towns: Get a card at your home town library. Bring your card and proof of your residence in that town to our Circulation Desk and we will register you to borrow in our system.

Town of Andover employees:
In state: Get a card at your home town library. Use it here.

Out-of-state: Local use only; bring proof of Town of Andover employment and ID to Circulation Desk.

Out-of-state residents: A yearly, individual fee of $75 confers full consortium privileges..

Out of state residents employed at an Andover location of a private employer: You may obtain a 1 year card which can be renewed each year. You need to show ID and proof that your employer is based in Andover. These cards are for Andover use only; you will not be able to log in to your patron record or reserve items over the Internet.

Phillips Academy students: You may register for a temporary card. You must show PA ID. If you reside within MVLC must have a card in your hometown library.

Merrimack College students: If you reside on campus, you may register for a temporary card, which expires in mid-April each year, but can be reactivated in September. You must show college ID and license. After mid-April, you must obtain an ILL form from the McQuade library to check out materials. Summer school students can extend cards upon proof of enrollment in summer school. Commuting students follow the policies based on residence.

Table of Loan Periods and Limits

Format How Long? How Many? Fines? Renew Twice?
Books 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
Books on CD 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
Books-to-Go 3 Weeks 2 No No
Classics-to-Go 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes

Notable Books to Go

3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
CDs to Go 3 Weeks 2 No No
eAudio Devices 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
Playaways 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
Language audio 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
Music CDs 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
CD-ROMs 3 Weeks Unlimited No Yes
Feature and TV show DVDs and VCDs 1 Week 10 total Yes, $1/day if late Yes
Travel and documentary DVDs 3 Weeks Yes, $1/day if late Yes
Quick Flicks 1 week 2 Yes, $1/day if late No
Magazines 1 Week Unlimited No Yes
Museum passes (only for Andover residents) Good for one day 2 per month per patron (only one per day, though) $5 if late No
Last updated: October 01, 2012
URL: http://www.mhl.org/about/visit/cards/index.htm
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