Getting a Library Card

Tilton Library is the public library for the town of Deerfield Massachusetts. Under the Massachusetts Regulations for Minimum Public Library Service (chapter 78, section 19B), all residents of Massachusetts are eligible for a free borrower’s card from the Library.

NOTE: Please see Loan Policy for more details about borrowing library items.

Photo identification and proof of current mailing address are required at the time of registration. Please let us know if you already have a card in the CWMARS system.

Acceptable forms of ID:
If address is not on photo i.d. then a piece of mail or a check with current address is also needed.

  • Drivers License – with current address (handwritten new address on back of license is only acceptable proof of residence if you already have a card in the CWMARS system)
  • Valid state ID with picture.
  • Passport
  • Student ID
  • Work ID

Students and guest faculty of local colleges may apply for a card entitling them to borrowing privileges. Their college ID serves as proof of local residence, which will serve as their mailing (or primary) address, and their permanent address will be needed as a physical (or secondary) address.

Children age 12 or under may use their parent’s identification and must have a parent or guardian signature to obtain a card.  Library staff does not restrict materials in any format used. It is the parent/guardian responsibility to monitor children’s use of materials and the internet.

In order to have staff renew your library card, you may come in to the Tilton Library, call us at 413-665-4683, or email us at