TO APPLY FOR A CURTIS LIBRARY CARD:
- Come to the Lending Services Desk (desk by front doors).
- Bring ID confirming your current street address (P.O. Box not sufficient) and, if applicable, your eligibilityÂ for a free card.
- Fill out the library card registration form. Children ages 17 and under require a parent or guardian signature on the registration form, along with confirmation of street address.
You Are Eligible for a Free Library Card if You Areâ€¦
- A full time, permanent resident of Brunswick or Harpswell
- Or, if you pay property taxes in Brunswick or Harpswell
- Retired or active military personnel living in Brunswick or Harpswell
- A teacher, staff member, or student in Brunswick or Harpswell public schools
- An employee of Brunswick or Harpswell town governments (including Brunswick Sewer District)
- An owner of Brunswick or Harpswell business
- A faculty, staff, or student at Bowdoin College
- St. John’s teachers, students, and their family members
Special arrangements for free borrowing have also been made with the Maine State Music Theatre, and Bowdoin International Music Festival.
If you are not eligible for a free card*, we invite you to purchase a Non-Resident Card. Currently, the fee for a Non-resident Card is $75.00Â forÂ one year, $40 for six months, or $25 for 3 months.Â The Non-resident CardÂ may be used by all members of your household.
Please come to the Circulation Desk in the Library with an ID and confirmation of address to create a non-resident library account.
Summer Visitor cards
Summer Visitor cards are available for seasonal residents who are not tax-payersÂ of Brunswick and Harpswell. Seasonal cardsÂ are $25 and goodÂ for 3 months. Please be prepared to show identification with your permanent street address and confirmation of your summer street address.
Note:Â The public is welcome to use the library facilities during regular hours with or without a card. Borrowing privileges, however, require membership.
* Eligibility for free cards isÂ determined byÂ the libraryâ€™s funding sources. Most funds come from the Towns of Brunswick and Harpswell and from the generous support of financial donors and library partners. The library receives no funding from the state, county,Â or town governments outside of Brunswick and Harpswell.