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Library Card Application


An E-Card enables Massachusetts residents who cannot get a regular physical card to access our online resources.  Those patrons who cannot physically come in to the library or live outside of Swampscott may find the E-Card works for their library needs.  To learn more and to sign up for an eCard, click the button below.  If you have questions, please contact the Circulation Department at (781) 596-8867 or

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How to Get a Swampscott Library Card

Any adult resident of any city or town in Massachusetts may obtain a Swampscott Public Library Card. Simply bring in identification with your current address, such as a piece of U.S. mail or a valid driver’s license, fill out a short form at the Main Desk, or the online form below, and you will be issued a free library card. If you already have a library card issued by any NOBLE library, you may use that card at the Swampscott Library without registering for another card.

Children who can write their own names can obtain a library card with a parent or guardian’s signature of authorization. Young Adults age 13 and above may obtain a library card without an adult’s authorization with proof of current residency such as a piece of U.S. mail.

If your library card becomes misplaced, stop by the library or call us to report it missing. A staff member will issue you a new card and deactivate your lost card.

We would like to stress that you bring your card with you when you visit the library or call us on the phone.  Having your card helps us keep your transaction quick, private, and secure.  This is not only our policy but the policy of our library network NOBLE, the North of Boston Library Exchange.

Library Card Application

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To receive your physical card, please bring a piece of mail to the library’s Circulation desk to pick-up your card. If you need access to our online offerings now, please sign-up for an e-card instead.