Library Cards & Borrowing

LIBRARY CARDS & BORROWING

Newbury residents may obtain a library card by presenting proof of residency (license, utility or tax bill) and a picture ID. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with acceptable identification to sign their application. Children age 14 and over must have acceptable identification (school ID, license) or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with acceptable identification.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD?
  • Borrow books, DVDs, CDs, e-books, and other materials
  • Use our research databases
  • Place holds to reserve items
  • Reserve your items from home and get email notification for pick-up. Ask any NTL staff member if you need help with this service. Pick-up and check-out your items at the library location you choose (any library within the MVLC). Items will be held for 7 days. Check-out period is generally 3 weeks.
  • Place interlibrary loan requests for items the MVLC does not own.
  • Check your account online: To reserve items, renew your items, view or cancel reserved items
  • Membership has many privileges. Get your library card today!
* Like other Merrimack Valley Library Consortium members, the Newbury Town Library requires that you present your card whenever you check out books or other items from the Library.

 

YOUR PASSWORD
Passwords will default to the last four digits of your phone number unless you specify a different password.Passwords can contain letters and numbers and can be changed by logging in to your account.

 

BORROWING & RENEWING
Access My Account Online
Sign up to receive email reminders when books are due and overdue.
Sign up to receive email notification and or text message when your reserved items are ready for pick up.
Renew your library materials. As long as no one is waiting for your item, most materials can be renewed online.

 

Borrowing Periods for Library Materials
Items can easily be renewed by logging in to your account, so long as no other patron is waiting for the item. Patrons can also call or visit the library to renew their items.

 

Books              3 weeks    Renewable 2 times if unrequested by another patron
Audiobooks    3 weeks    Renewable 1 time if unrequested by another patron
Magazines      2 weeks    Renewable 1 time if unrequested by another patron
Music CDs      3 weeks    Renewable  1 time if unrequested by another patron
DVDs               1 week      Renewable 1 time if unrequested by another patron
Hot Title DVDs  1 week      Non-renewable   Only 1 Hot Title DVD can be borrowed at a time
HotSpots        2 weeks   Non-renewable

 

HOT TITLES: Hot Titles are second copies of popular, new books that are only available to walk-in patrons. They cannot be reserved or held.
HOT TITLE DVDs: Hot Title DVDs are second copies of popular, new DVDs that are only available to walk-in patrons. They cannot be reserved or held.