- Haven’t had the chance to visit our library in person to get a library card?
- Had one years ago but no longer have the number?
- Account no longer active when you try to use our online resources?
- Apply for a card in-person at the library or online here (please read the following guidelines to see if you are eligible).
We just need a few things from you:
- Photo ID (Driver’s license, school ID, or work badge)
- A piece of mail addressed and delivered to you. Doesn’t matter what it is as long as it arrived at your Hampton address via the mail
We will double check our files – if you have an inactive account we’ll help you reactivate it or issue you a new card. You will receive a library card number and pin for access to all of our online services.
Who is eligible?
Hampton Residents and Taxpayers
Requirements for Hampton Residents and Taxpayers:
- Two forms of identification. One must be a photo ID and one must have a Hampton street address. Common forms of ID include: driver’s licenses, utility bills, tax bills, etc.
- Cards are valid as long as residency in Hampton (or ownership of property in town) continues. (Please let us know of any changes to name, address or phone numbers.)
Non-residents who work in Hampton or who work for a business that has a current Hampton Chamber of Commerce Membership may apply for free library cards. Proof of employment is required, along with a photo ID. Non-residents who do not work in town may purchase a card.
- 12-month cards are available for $60 per year
- 4-month cards are available for $20
Patrons may update their records online at any time to reflect changes of address, telephone, or email. Go to My Account, enter a valid library card number (no spaces) and PIN to access your record.
Lost Library Card
Please report lost or stolen library cards immediately so you will not be held responsible for any items checked out to the card. You may apply for a new card upon presentation of ID. Your card must be clear of any fines or outstanding items before you can re-register.
Library cards are only to be used by the individual registered for that card, however, an adult patron may pick up a reserve book or item on hold for another adult patron if they present that person’s library card. Home-bound patrons may write a letter or call us to request that a named friend/relative may use their card to borrow materials for them.