Get A Library Card

If you already have a card from another CWMARS public library, you may use it at all of our library locations — you do not need to apply for a separate card.

  • Massachusetts residents may get a free Springfield City Library card by stopping in to any of our locations and showing a valid picture I.D. with your current address. If your valid picture I.D. does not show your current address, please bring in a copy of a current utility bill or other documentation with your current address. A P.O. Box is not acceptable for purposes of getting a library card.
  • NEW – You can now apply for a card online! Click here for links and instructions.
  • The parents of children age 17 and younger are responsible for all lost and damaged items and fines and fees on their children’s library cards. Name & Residence Confirmation postcards, library cards, and other correspondence are addressed to the child’s parents or legal guardians. Check with the Circulation Desk for I.D. requirements for children.
  • If you are a student in an area college, show your school I.D. and a picture ID with your permanent address and any ID with your name and current local address if this is different from your permanent address.
  • If you are an out of state resident, you may get a free card if you own property in Massachusetts or if you work in or for the City of Springfield, with a valid picture I.D. with your current address and proof of Massachusetts property ownership or employment in or for the City of Springfield.
  • Click here for more I.D. options.

Visit the C/W MARS website for a list of member libraries . For more information about library cards, library policies and borrowing privileges, call any Springfield City Library.

For first time card holders your PIN number is the last 4 digits of your telephone number. This can be changed when you Access Your AccountYour PIN allows you to Place A Hold, Download Media, use the electronic resources on the eLibrary, and so much more.