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.

GETTING A NEW LIBRARY CARD WHILE THE BUILDING IS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. When seeking a new library card (you only need a new card if you do not have a card from any other local library), please give us the following information by emailing us at or calling us at 413-665-4683:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing address (number – including apt # if there is one, street, town, state, zip code)
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Email address
  • Birth Date (day/month/year)

Before we can issue you a card we do need to see proof of residence. You can either email us a copy of your i.d. or make an appt to come to the front door and show a staff person your i.d. through the glass.

There will be a form to sign when you pickup your card. Once that is all done you will have your new Tilton Library card!

Photo identification and proof of current mailing address are required at the time of registration. 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.