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.

Acceptable forms of ID:

  • Drivers License.
  • Valid state ID with picture.
  • Passport
  • Student ID
  • Work ID
  • If the above are not available, patrons may provide multiple proofs of address such as:
    • Recently received piece mail with the current address.
    • Personal checks with the printed current address.

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