Library Card & Account


How to get a library card

Stop by during our regular hours with an ID. With an account, you may renew books by signing in with your login ID and password on the Pelham library catalog system. You do not need to be a Pelham resident to get a card.


Top 10 Things to Do with Your Pelham Free Public Library Card

  1. Borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines from our library and its partners through the MassCAT network. See details on the Books/Media web page.
  2. Borrow a volt meter to check your home’s energy usage. Check out the And More… page.
  3. Borrow a museum pass or state parks pass to visit places such as The Eric Carle Museum, MassMOCA, and the Springfield museums. See details on the Museum Passes page.
  4. Read and search the New York Times (1985-present) and the Boston Globe (1980-present). Start with the Online Reference page.
  5. Read an audiobook or listen to a downloadable e-book on your phone, computer or e-reader. Bring in your device to set up your account and get started. See links on the Books/Media web page.
  6. Research a topic for a school report with Encyclopedia Brittanica on line, Biography in Context, Science in Context. Start with the Online Reference page.
  7. Search Digital Commonwealth for historical photographs, documents, and sound recordings. See links on the Historical Resources page.
  8. Search a vast collection of journal and popular magazine articles on subjects from home and travel to science and technology, from history to literature. See search links on the Online Reference web page.
  9. Come to a yoga class, a preschool playgroup, a concert, or a historical presentation. Check out the Events Calendar
  10. Visit with your friends and neighbors in a friendly, comfortable, inclusive setting. (Okay, you don’t need a card to visit, but get one anyway. We have so much to offer!)