Getting a library card is easy! You do not need to be a Lincoln resident to receive a library card, but some library services are restricted to Lincoln residents only. We encourage Lincoln residents who may have a card from another Minuteman Library to obtain a Lincoln Library card, you will then have access to all our databases and services. You will need to present a valid Massachusetts Driver’s license or Massachusetts State Identification card with your current address, OR, a photo ID and proof of current address. Examples of photo ID include current school ID, military ID, and other state-issued identification. Examples of proof of address include an official school schedule with your name and address, and a bill or other official document received in the mail addressed to you and received at your address.
In case you lose your card we do not charge a replacement fee.
Please stop by the front circulation desk to obtain your card.
Children birth through grade 8 may receive a card when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To meet Minuteman Library Network identification requirements, the parent or guardian must provide proof of identification and address.
You can apply for a temporary online card to the Minuteman Library Network!
For more information & to apply just click here.
Lost Library Cards
It is easy to obtain a new library card at the library! Simply stop by the front circulation desk and present identification with your name & address. Please see “Permanent Cards” above for acceptable forms of identification. We will provide you a new card on the spot! We do not charge a replacement fee for lost cards.
Out-of State residents that work in Massachusetts, are students in Massachusetts, own property in Massachusetts or are living temporarily in Massachusetts may be issued a MLN card. Out-of state residents must provide identification showing their home address. Property owners must provide ID such as a tax bill or utility bill for their Massachusetts property. Students must verify their status with school identification and provide their permanent home address.
Temporary residents must show proof of their current address. They must also show proof of a permanent home address. These cards expire within 6 months of issue.