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Need a Library Card?

You can apply for a library card in person at the main circulation desk or in the Children’s Room. If you come into the Library for a card, please bring photo identification with a current address.  If the address on your picture identification is not current, please bring a bill or other item mailed to you at your current address. 

Can’t make it to the Library to sign up?   Sign up for a library card online.   We can deliver the card by mail and you can provide your ID and verification when you make your first visit.

Who is eligible for a library card?

  • Residents and taxpayers (including business owners) of Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich;
  • Teachers working at a school in one of the towns served;
  • Nonresidents, with a $70 annual membership fee.

Under 18? You will need a parent/adult to co-sign for your card. Click here to print an application; return the completed form to the Library.  Don’t have a printer? Email us at pflreference@patten.lib.me.us and we’ll mail you the application. 

Here for the Summer?  We now offer a three-month card for non-residents for a fee of $25.00.  The card gives you borrowing privileges, as well as access to our streaming video service, our digital magazine collection, and our on-line subscription to the New York Times. Stop by the main circulation desk for an application.

Educator?  If you are an employee of R.S.U. 1, please send your request from your RSU 1 email; please provide your name, mailing address, and phone number. 

 

Library Resources and Lending Periods:

The Patten Free library lends books, magazines, books on CD, children’s music CDs, and DVDs to library cardholders. The loan periods for all items is three weeks.  Only four DVDs can be checked out at one time.  Your library card also provides access to our eBook and eAudiobook collections in the Cloud Library, our streaming video service (through Kanopy), and our digital magazine collection, provided through Flipster.  

Please ask about extended loans if you have vacation plans or special circumstances.

 

Renewals:

Items may be renewed once unless more than 3 days overdue or requested by another patron. You may renew an item online, by phone (443-5141 x11) or in person at the Library. The renewal period for all items is three weeks. 

 

Fines:

If you choose to keep an item beyond the due date, the charge is $.10 per day for late fees.


 

Reserving an Item

Requests for items owned by the Patten Free Library may be placed through the online catalog, by phone (443-5141 x12), or email. When requesting an item by phone or email, please supply us with the following information: author and title of the item, format (large print, audiobook, DVD, etc.), your name, phone number, email and library card number. You will be notified when the material is available.

 

Interlibrary Loan

Requests for items not owned by the Patten Free Library may be placed through the online catalog, by phone (443-5141 x12) or email. When requesting an item by phone or email, please supply us with the following information: author and title of the item, format (large print, audiobook, DVD, etc.), your name, phone number, email and library card number. You will be notified when the material is available. There is no fee for this service.

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