Getting and Using Your Library Card

A Ridgefield Library card is your key to a treasure trove of riches. With it you can borrow any of our more than 100,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and other materials, and even access the holdings of many other libraries. It also allows you to use our computer resources, including remote access to many valuable research tools and downloadable materials.

Getting or Renewing a Ridgefield Library Card

Ridgefield residents may apply for a free Library card online or in person at the Circulation Desk. Please bring proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill with street address, etc.) when picking up your new Library card.

There is a $1 fee for replacement of a lost card. Identification is needed to replace a lost card. For minors, a parent or guardian must approve a card replacement.

Cards are active for two years. If you have provided an email address, a reminder is sent prior to card expiration. To renew an out-of-date card, please visit the Circulation Desk bringing proof of residency. Use of an expired card may be blocked.

Children through age 17 may have their own card, with (proof of Ridgefield residency) and signature of a parent or legal guardian.

Out-of-state residents may obtain one card for family use at the Ridgefield Library for only $75 per year. Out-of-state residents who own property or work in Ridgefield may inquire about a waiver of this fee.

Ridgefield teachers interested in obtaining a Ridgefield Library Card may contact the Circulation Desk at (203) 438-2282 ext. 202 or at [email protected] for more information.

Please report any changes of phone, mail, or email addresses to the Circulation Department promptly.

Connecticut Residents – Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges

Your local library card may be used at most public libraries in Connecticut though a state program called borrowIT CT. Books borrowed from other libraries may be returned to the Ridgefield Library.

Residents of other Connecticut towns may borrow items from the Ridgefield Library by showing a valid card from their hometown library. Patrons of non-Bibliomation libraries will also need to show an ID. An expired card must be renewed at your hometown library before your visit.

Managing Your Account

Check My Account for details of items checked out, fines dues, reserves pending, and other information. You may try to renew items and elect to save a history of your checkouts.

Overdue notices are issued by email. Reminder notices about items coming due are emailed three days ahead of time.

Notice of reserve items awaiting your pick-up will be sent by email, unless you have specified text or phone notification.

You can easily access your Ridgefield Library account and out catalog through the Acorn catalog app available on Google Play (Android) and the App Store (iOS).