Grafton Public Library

Get a Library Card

Get a Library Card

Residents of Grafton are eligible for Grafton Public Library cards. We need to see a picture ID as well as proof of current address. A valid driver’s license with your current address is fine, as is a photo ID plus something with your address such as a utility bill.

Your first card is free. Replacement cards cost $1. Please stop by the library to fill out an application.

The Grafton Public Library belongs to the C/W MARS network, which means you can use your Grafton card at any Central Massachusetts library. Likewise, we also accept any Central Massachusetts card at the Grafton library.

Borrow Materials

Please bring your card to the library in order to check out materials. Most items may be checked out for three weeks. Exceptions are magazines, DVDs, videos, and  new bestsellers, all of which check out for one week.
Renewals for another three weeks (or one week, depending on the type of material) are possible as long as another patron does not have a request on the item.
Renewals may be done in person, on the phone, or online.

Grafton patrons may use the online catalog to place requests on items either checked out from us or not owned by us. You will need to create an account for yourself in order to use these services.

Create an Online Account

    1. Go to www.graftonlibrary.org
    2. lick “Library Catalog” from the top menu.
    3. Click on “LOGIN” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
    4. Type in ALL 14-DIGITS of your library card number in the box provided. [EXAMPLE 27445000012345] Leave the “PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER” (PIN) box blank the first time you register.
    5. The next screen you see will say in red letters, “THE FIRST TIME YOU USE THIS SERVICE, YOU MUST CREATE A PIN.” You will be asked to enter your 14-digit library card number again and you will be asked to create a PIN. Enter your PIN twice when prompted.

NOTE: Please create a PIN that is at least 8 characters and includes a letter, a number, a symbol, and at least one capital letter.

  • After you have successfully registered, you will be brought to a screen that says at the top, “You are logged in to C/W MARS /All Locations as YOUR NAME.”
  • From here you may view items checked out on your record, renew your books, search the catalog, and view your reading history.
  • Remember to LOG OUT of your account when you are finished.

Request an Item From Another Library

There are two ways to this. You may log in first and begin searching, or you may begin searching and log in to your account when you submit your request.

  1. If you are already logged in to your account and have located the item you would like to request:
  2. Click on the title of the item. This will bring you into the record.
  3. Once you are in the record, click on the “REQUEST” button to the right of the title.
  4. Select the library where you would like to pickup the item and click the “SUBMIT” button.
  5. If you have not already logged in to your account and you have located the item you would like to request:
    • Click on the title of the item. This will bring you into the record.
    • Once you are in the record, click on the “REQUEST” button to the right of the title.
    • Enter your library card number and PIN* in the appropriate boxes.
    • Select the library pickup location and click the “SUBMIT” button.

*If you forget your PIN, click “LOGIN” and then the “Forgot Your PIN?” graphic on the left. You must have an email on file with the library to use this feature.

Fines and Limits

FINES
Books, CDs, audiobooks, magazines — 10 cents per day (maximum $3)
DVDs, videos — $1 per day (maximum $5)
Museum passes — $5 per day
Note: Other libraries in the network may charge different fines. You may pay any fine at any participating library.
If you have $10 or more in fines and/or replacement costs, your account will be blocked and you will not be able to check out more materials until you pay.
You may pay fines or lost/damaged replacement costs, or make a donation to your library by credit card by accessing your account online.
To use your credit card you must have more than $5.00 in fines and/or replacement costs. You will have to log in to your library account. Receipts will be emailed to the address on your account.
For additional information and full instructions please ask for the C/WMARS ECommerce brochure or click “Help” at the top right of the library catalog screen and then the “Pay Online” tab.
To create your account online >>
LIMITS
You may have up to 50 items checked out on your card. Network policies limit DVDs, CDs and audiobooks to ten per type, regardless of how many libraries you visit. Grafton Library policy allows patrons three DVDs from the Children’s Room and three DVDs from the adult selection per family. Families with more than three children may select one DVD for each child who is present in the library during their visit.
You may have up to 10 outstanding requests on your card.