Library Cards are available free to all Danbury residents. With your library card you are eligible to check out books, movies, magazines, use the Internet and more.
Danbury Adult residents may use either 1: a current CT driver’s license or 2: a government issued picture ID (such as a passport) with birth date AND one of the following as proof of current Danbury street address: car registration; car insurance card; real estate tax bill, or any other business mail with your address.
For a Child’s Card(under 14): Any child who requests a library card will be issued one and parents/guardians will be informed via letter that their child has a library card. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for all materials issued on cards for children under age 18 and all fees incurred on those items.
Non-Danbury Resident Cards: Current hometown library card plus confirmation of current residential address with birth date.
Out-Of-State Cards: Current hometown library card; a $120.00 a year fee; plus confirmation of current residential address with birth date.
Residents of Homeless Shelters/Temporary Housing: Individuals and families who are residents of a local homeless shelter or temporary housing must bring in a current letter from the shelter or housing facility and photo ID to obtain a 30-day card – this card will be issued for 30 days from DATE of the letter, not from the date that you bring the letter to the library. If you are still in a shelter or temporary housing after 30 days, you will need to repeat this process.
Student Cards: picture ID and a current school schedule.
Library Card Responsibilities
You are responsible for your library card and understanding the policies related to any library materials you check out. You are the only authorized user — do not lend your card to anyone else (even family members).
Report lost or stolen cards immediately. You are financially responsible for material that is checked out using your card.
Please review our “Responsible Danbury Library Card Ownership” policy before checking out materials.