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Library cards

A library card MUST be presented at time of check out in order to borrow materials.

Thompson residents

Library cards are free to all Thompson residents of any age. Proof of residency and/or photo identification is required. Cards are issued for a term of 3 years, and will be renewed in person upon the verification of current address/telephone information.

Temporary cards

A temporary card will be issued when a patron can not provide proof of residency. The patron may borrow no more than 2 books for a two week period. A letter is mailed to the address provided, which the patron must then bring to the Library to have their privileges extended.

Out of town (ConnectiCard) - Under Section 11-31 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, any Connecticut resident with a valid card issued by his or her home public library may borrow from any other public library in the state. The Thompson Public Library will not issue cards to out of town residents.

Out of state - A card will be issued to out of state residents with proof of residency for use at the Thompson Public Library only. Effective January 1, 2009 – Adult patrons will be issued a card for an annual fee of $35 with proof of residency. Card is for use at the Thompson Public Library only. Patrons meeting any of the following exceptions will be issued a card at no charge. Exceptions include: children attending any Thompson school, Thompson property owner, or is employed in Thompson. Proper verification is required.

Seasonal - A card will be issued to seasonal residents with proof of local and home residency. This card is for use at the Thompson Public Library only. The card is free.

Children - Please see separate policy

Teachers - Please see separate policy

Replacement Cards – The first time a card is replaced, a $2 fee will be charged. The second and subsequent requests for a new card will be charged $5.

See the complete Circulation Policy here

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