BORROWING
Library Cards:  Any resident of West Newbury over the age of seven can obtain a library card at the library with proof of residency.  A parent/guardian must be present and sign the application for any child under sixteen.  This card allows a patron to use the facilities of our and any other Merrimack Valley Library Constorium (MVLC) library as long as the patron is in good standing.
 
Loan Periods:  All books, books on cassette or CD or music CDs are loaned for one three week period and may be renewed if there are no requests.  Renewals can be done online through your account page or by contacting the library.  Periodicals, videos and DVDs are loaned for one week and are non-renewable.
 
Lost or damaged books or other materials will be billed at replacement cost.
 
Fee Policy:  We are busier than ever - so much so that reluctantly we are forced to institute a handling fee for billing.  If you let your library items go to a billed status we will have invested so much time and effort in calling, recalling and mailing overdue notices that you will now be fined $5.00 per item.
 
Library Elf - Elf offers library customers a way to keep track of their borrowed items by email or browser.  Receive email courtesy notices when items are due, overdue or ready for pick up.  Text messaging for holds is also available.  Elf checks multiple cars and keeps track of the whole family in one place. Click here for Library Elf.