Members of the community who are 12 years old and older may request a free community library card, which will allow them to borrow materials from the regular collection at Mantor Library, and to request materials through the URSUS and MaineCat interlibrary loan systems.
All applications for community library cards must be accompanied by a photo ID. Photo IDs may be waived for applicants between the ages of 12 and 17 provided the parent or guardian presents their own photo ID.
All applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal adult guardian. Parents should be aware that borrowers are financially responsible for lost and or damaged library materials. In the case of minors, this responsibility falls to the parents. In addition, parents should be aware that privacy regulations prohibit the disclosure of the minor’s borrowing history (even to his/her parents) without a signed consent form or a court order.
Existing community library card patrons who need to replace their cards because of loss or damage must also present a photo ID. New cards will not be issued to community library card patrons who owe fines or replacement charges until these have been paid.
Community library cards expire one year from initial issue, and may be renewed annually. Annual renewal is required to confirm contact information is current.
Community library cards do not provide off-campus access to online electronic resources such as ebooks and databases.