How to obtain a library card:

Library membership is free to adult residents and taxpayers of Camden and to children who live or attend school in the Five Town School District (Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport).  Non-residents may purchase a one-year or a three-month temporary card. Library users must hold a card to enjoy many library services. A photo ID and proof of current address are required of all adults to obtain a card.

Residents………………Free – No Charge
Non-residents………..$48 for one or more family members together
Temporary (3 months)……$15 for an individual card

How long is the lending period? Can you borrow books from another library? Get all your questions answered in our Policies page.

What can you do with a Camden Public Library card?

For the cost of one new hardcover title, you can enjoy a year to:

– Borrow books, movies, audiobooks, iPads, Kindles, telescopes, children’s discovery kits, and many other items!

– Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from Cloud Library.

– Access many other online resources for cardmembers: Pronunciator Language Learning, Digital Maine Library Databases, and a number of genealogy databases like, Archive of Americana and others.