Get a Library Card

APL_0160-webFor Massachusetts Residents

Rules in order to obtain a free library card for Massachusetts residents and people who own property in Agawam and/or are employed by a business or agency in the Town of Agawam.

  • Patrons age 18 and over must have a picture ID with present address. If your picture ID does not have your present address, you may produce business mail, checkbook, or auto registration. Patrons who do not have proper proof may only borrow 2 books until proper proof is given.

  • Patrons age 13-17 must have parent/guardian with them or have a positive picture ID and verifiable address.

  • Patrons age 12 and younger must have a parent/guardian signature. A child may have a card at any age if a parent desires.


Sign-up for a Boston Public Library ECard

Boston Public Library is making an eCard available to all Massachusetts residents, property owners, students, and people employed in the Commonwealth. The card provides access to magazines and journal articles from Boston’s 140 databases and access to downloadable audio, video, and music. To check out books from the Boston Public Library you will need to upgrade to a standard card in person at any of their branches. Click here for more information.

Sign-up for a CW MARS eCard

An eCard is a CW MARS library card that you can register for online to access electronic materials, such as ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and databases.

The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CW MARS library card and may be upgraded to a physical library card with borrowing privileges by visiting your local library. For more information about the eCard, read our FAQ.

You are eligible to apply for a CW MARS eCard, if you…

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Library Cards for Out-of-State Residents

Out of state residents may obtain a library card by paying a $30.00 fee every two years, and following the same rules listed for Massachusetts residents. The $30.00 fee is waived for people who own property in Agawam and people employed by a business or agency in the Town of Agawam.

Once a library card is obtained, a patron has a choice of borrowing a wide range of materials from the Agawam Public Library including, but not limited to:  books, DVDs, magazines, books on CD, music CDs, downloadable eBooks, Audio and Video, puppets, puzzles, children’s kits and art prints.

Patrons are required to present their library cards every time they borrow materials, use the library’s computers, or reserve items.