Prospect Library Card Policy
Getting a Library Card
Library Cards are Free! Your Prospect Library card may be used in most Connecticut Public Libraries!
You will need to complete an application form at our circulation desk.
Children up to age seventeen (17) must have a parent or guardian fill out/sign their application form.
Prospect residents will be asked to present a Photo ID and proof of Prospect residency to obtain a library
card for the first time.
Photo identity documents include:
A Valid Connecticut driver’s license
Connecticut State ID (issued by DMV)
Proof of Prospect residency include:
Connecticut motor vehicle registration
Prospect Tax Bill (for residence, not property owned or business owned)
Current telephone or utility bill issued within the last 30 days
Lease agreement or rent receipt (confirming 30 day occupancy)
A person who owns property in Prospect, but who makes his/her principal residence in another Connecticut municipality, must receive his/her library card from the library of that principal residence municipality. In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes (Title 11, Section 3a, part e) and the Connecticard Program guidelines, “principal residence” is determined by the address printed on a current driver’s license, social security card, or income tax return. A borrower in this category has the same privileges and responsibilities as do Prospect residents.
Out of town patrons with a current hometown Library card are also eligible to borrow materials. They will be asked to fill out an application and present a photo I.D.
Once issued, a Prospect Library card is valid for three (3) year intervals. After three years, you will just need to show the library a current driver’s license for library card renewal.
Using Your Library Card
Patrons must remember to bring your library card with you when you visit the library. Patrons without a library card will be asked to present a photo ID so your identity can be verified before items are checked out.
Patrons must report a missing card immediately. Owners of Prospect Public Library cards assume responsibility for the care and safekeeping of all materials borrowed on their cards. The person in whose name the card is issued assumes responsibility for settling any and all fines, damages, losses, or other assessments incurred by the use of their cards. Parents and Guardians of children under the age of 18 assume responsibility for settling any and all fines, damages, losses, or other assessments incurred by the use of their cards.
Library cards will not be renewed until all fines, damages, losses, or other assessments incurred have been paid.
Card owners are asked to report changes in names, street/email addresses and telephone numbers to the Library as soon as possible, so that the Library’s borrower records can be kept up to date. Card owners should also report lost, stolen, or damaged cards to the Library as soon as possible. There is a $2.00 charge for replacing a lost card.
Note: Library users' borrowing records are confidential and excluded from the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.
APPROVED: APRIL 13, 2017
PROSPECT LIBRARY BOARD
SUSAN MCKERNAN, CHAIR