Getting a Library Card
All Milton residents are eligible to apply for a free library card.  A resident is a person who pays taxes in the Town of Milton, whether they live in Milton full-time or part-time.

Adults (18 and older) will need to provide a photo ID and proof of a current Milton address.  If your photo ID does not include your current address, you may use a utility bill, tax bill, lease, etc.  You may list a P.O. Box as a mailing address, but you must list a secondary physical address to obtain a library card.

Those under age 18 may obtain a library card with their parent or guardian present.  The parent/guardian must provide the same identification as described above, and the child’s card will be linked to the parent/guardian’s card.  As the guarantor, the adult is responsible for late, damaged, or missing materials on the child’s card.

Home Card Patrons
Milton Public Library is a member of the Home Card Library System, a cooperative lending program of 23 libraries in northwestern Vermont.  Milton Home Card library cards will have an M64 sticker on the back.  A list of the Home Card libraries is at the end of this document.

Patrons who have a library card from one of the participating Home Card libraries may checkout items from Milton Public Library.  Interlibrary loans, family recreation passes, and some new books are not available to patrons with Home Cards when visiting other libraries.

Please bring your library card with you to the lending library.  You are responsible for returning the items to the location from which you borrowed them.

St. Albans, North Hero, Isle La Motte, and Alburgh are NOT Home Card participating libraries.  Residents of these locales may only checkout items from Milton Public Library by purchasing a nonresident card.

Nonresident Cards
Adults who are not Milton residents (taxpayers) may apply for a nonresident card.  The same procedures apply.  There is a $20 annual fee.  You must provide a photo ID with a current address.  Nonresident cards are not eligible for Home Card status.

Teacher Cards
Milton residents who are teachers may apply for a teacher card.  This card allows for one checkout period of six weeks.  Renewals are only possible by special request of and permission from the director or assistant director.

Lost Cards
There is a $1 replacement fee for lost cards.

Cardholder Responsibilities
Milton Public Library does not charge overdue fees.  However, once an item is more than four weeks overdue, the patron will received a bill for the cost of replacing that item(s).  Cardholders are also responsible for paying for damaged or lost materials.

The patron’s library card and all cards connected to it (guarantors or guarantees) will be suspended until the materials are returned or the bill is paid in full.

Teacher card status will be revoked if a bill must be sent for overdue items.

Bills more than 90 days old may be sent to a collection agency.  In addition, the patron’s library card and any guarantee/guarantor cards will be blocked from use, and the patron will lose Home Card privileges, and be put on the Home Card stop list, sent to all home card participating libraries.

If all items are returned or paid for, the patron may ask the library director to reinstate Home Card or teacher card privileges.  That decision is at the director’s discretion.

Home Card Libraries
Those with an asterisk (*) use the shared KOHA catalog.

Bixby in Vergennes
*Brownell in Essex Junction
*Burnham in Colchester
*Carpenter Carse in Hinesburg
*Charlotte in Charlotte
Deborah Rawson in Jericho
*Dorothy Alling in Williston
*Essex Free in Essex Junction
Fairfax in Fairfax
Georgia in Georgia
Grand Isle in Grand Isle
*Huntington in  Huntington
*Jericho in Jericho Center
*Lawrence in Bristol
*New Haven in New Haven
*Pierson in Shelburne
*Richmond in Richmond
Russell in Monkton
South Burlington in South Burlington
South Hero in South Hero
Winooski in Winooski
*Varnum in Jeffersonville
*Westford in Westford

Last update August 8, 2017 sl