Get a Library Card

Card Eligibility and Registration

Dracut Library CardA library card should be applied for at least 30 minutes before the closing of the Library.
Youth must be at least 5 years old, and those under 16 years of age must have the permission of their parent or guardian.

To register for a library card, a Massachusetts resident must provide:

  • A current valid photo ID with a current address OR
  • A current valid photo ID AND proof of residence by providing one of the following with your current address:
    • property tax bill
    • car registration
    • excise tax bill
    • renter’s lease
    • utility bill
    • postmarked mail

Out of State Patrons

Patrons living out of state may apply for a Dracut Library card.

To register you must provide:

  • A current valid photo ID with current address listed OR current valid photo ID AND proof of residence (see above for items accepted as proof of residence).
  • Sufficient Proof that you meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • Work in Massachusetts (recent Pay Stub)
    • Attend School in Massachusetts (current school ID)
    • Own property in Massachusetts (current real estate tax bill)

Library eCard

An eCard is for patrons who do not already have an MVLC library card. The eCard will give you immediate access to all e-resources and the physical collection consortium wide.

You are eligible to apply for an MVLC library eCard if you:

  • are a resident of Massachusetts, and
  • do not currently have a library card from an MVLC member library.

Complete the online application here.

BPL ecard

Massachusetts residents have access to ebooks through the Boston Public Library. You may apply for a card through this link.

Lost Card

If a Parker Memorial Library card is lost, a patron may apply for a new card by showing valid identification, paying a non-refundable replacement fee, and clearing any existing fines on their account.


To borrow materials or access their account in Dracut, library card holders need to provide one of the following:

  • Their library card
  • A valid photo ID with current address
  • Show their library card in the MVLC app.

Children who do not have their library card may not check out materials unless they present a student ID or are with a parent or guardian who presents a valid ID.

The Library assumes that the person using a library card is the owner of that card or has the permission of the owner to use the card

Material Borrowing Period, Borrowing Limit, and Renewals

  Material Borrowing Period Borrowing Limit Renewals
Print Books 3 weeks Unlimited** Twice
Audiobooks/Playaways 3 weeks Unlimited Twice
Music CDs 3 weeks Unlimited Twice
Magazines 1 week Variable No
DVDs 1 week Unlimited Once
HOT DVDs 3 days 3 per patron No
Binge Boxes 2 weeks 2 per family No
Video Games 2 weeks Unlimited No
Civics & Citizen Toolkit 3 weeks 1 per family Twice
Library of Things Items 2 weeks 2 different items with the exception of Cakepans & Launchpads No

**We ask that patrons check out only a reasonable number of books on a single subject at one time. The Library reserves the right to limit items on the same topic. After the 9 week borrowing period a returned item must be shelved before being taken out again. It must remain on the shelf for 24 hours before being taken out by the patron that just returned the item. An item is only renewable if no holds exist on the item.

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