Getting a Library Card at the Whitman Public Library
Whitman residents five years old and older may apply for a library card. (*Children under age five may get a library card if they can write their name or are entering kindergarten.)
Children ages 5 – 12 must have a parent or guardian’s signature and permission to obtain a card. The parent or guardian must also have a valid library card before one can be issued to their child. The parent or guardian is responsible for any fines and fees accrued on their child’s card.
Identification with the applicant’s address (e.g. driver’s license, phone bill) is required in order to receive a card.
Library staff should be informed of any changes in address, phone, email or name.
Patrons from other OCLN towns may obtain a Whitman library card if they choose, however they may only have one valid OCLN card at any time. Patrons who reside in a non OCLN member town may apply for a card as long as their town is currently certified to participate in the State Aid for Public Libraries program.
Whitman Public Library cards are good at any OCLN library.
Patron is responsible for all materials checked out on his or her card.
Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately.
Replacements for lost cards cost $2.50 per card.
Address & Phone Changes
In order to assure that you receive your holds notification and overdue reminders, patrons should notify library staff anytime there is a change in name, mailing address, telephone number or email.