Get a Library Card

Welcome! While the library is temporarily closed we are now issuing three month temporary cards online to Rockport residents. Click here to register for a card. Please allow 48 hours for new cards to be issued.

Children’s cards are issued when the child (under 13) is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has proper identification and proof of Rockport residency.

A library card is needed each time you borrow materials from the library or to access most of the online services via the Internet. Your card ensures accurate and fast checkout, enables you to borrow materials when our computer system is down and protects your privacy at the Main Desk.

There is no fee to replace a lost or damaged card. Remember, you are responsible for all materials borrowed on your library card!

Are you a resident of another Massachusetts city or town?

The Rockport Public Library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC). If you already have a library card at one of the libraries in our network, it will work here in Rockport and there is no need for further registration. For residents of other MA communities, you can obtain a card from your hometown library and then we can enter that card into our system to enable borrowing privileges. As with our local patrons, we’ll need a picture ID with a current home address to complete the process. If a resident of other MA communities visits without a hometown library card a 30-day temporary card can be issued with a picture ID with current home address.

Are you a resident of another state or country?

The Rockport Public Library is welcome to everyone, but residency in Massachusetts is required to obtain a library card. Visitors are welcome to use library materials in the library, use library technology, attend programs, and enjoy the space!