Services

Circulation
Request or Renew a Book (or other item) Online!
It’s easy! First you need to visit the library to obtain a PIN. It just takes a minute and you’ll have increased control of your account from home or work. The PIN, along with your library card number, will allow you to “log in” to your account to request an item from the catalog, renew an item you have already checked out, or cancel a hold if you change your mind. Click here to login in your account.

Library Cards
To register for a library card, please bring identification with your current address to the circulation desk. We will ask you to fill out a registration form.

Children’s Room Library Cards
Children ages 4 and older may register for a library card. All that is needed is a parent’s signature and verification of address.

Renewals
Most library materials are renewable as long as no reserves are pending. Materials may be renewed twice. Quick Pick items and Rental DVDs may not be renewed.

Late Charges
Overdue charges are accrued according to the lending library’s rules. We will however cap the charge on an item if it exceeds $2.00, which is our maximum charge for regular items (exceptions noted below). We do not have a grace period; charges on Melrose items start accruing at 12:01 a.m. on the day after the due date. The item is late if not returned or renewed by midnight on the due date. All overdue charges collected go into our book fund.

Late Charges for Melrose-owned Items:
Children’s Materials               $.05 per day ($1.00 maximum)
Adult/YA Materials                 $.05 per day ($2.00 maximum)
Adult Reference Materials          $1.00 per day ($10.00 maximum)
Children’s Reference Materials     $.50 per day ($5.00 maximum)
Rental Books/DVDs                  $.20 per day ($10.00 maximum)
Museum Passes                      $10.00 per day maximum

Lost or Damaged Materials
You will be assessed the price listed in the item record for lost or seriously damaged material.