The Library will issue free library cards to all persons who live, work, go to elementary or secondary school, or own property in the Town of Westfield. Certain restrictions may apply to non-residents. Non-residents may opt to purchase a yearly full service library card for $90 per year. M.U.R.A.L. cards are issued according to the provisions of the M.U.R.A.L. agreement. Library card privileges are issued to an individual and are not transferable to family members.
You may apply for a card in-person or online. M.U.R.A.L. cards can be issued only in person.
Full Access Cards
Holders of these cards can borrow all materials and attend all programs. Resident cardholders may obtain full-service cards for all children for whom they have legal guardianship. Residents who have non-resident grandchildren visiting them will be permitted to bring the children to children’s programs depending upon space availability.
Resident: a person who lives in Westfield and can provide evidence of a Westfield mailing address.
Temporary: a non-resident who lives with a Westfield resident for a short period of time, usually no more than a year.
Purchased: a non-resident who lives anywhere outside of Westfield.
Taxpayer: a person who owns commercial or residential property in Westfield and can provide evidence of current ownership. Card is issued to qualifying individuals.
Non-resident student: a person who attends a pre-school, elementary or secondary public or private school or in Westfield and can provide evidence of current enrollment. The card is issued for the school year only – September through June.
Works-In-Town: a person who owns, operates, or is employed by a business in Westfield, and can provide evidence of current Westfield employment
M.U.R.A.L. (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries) Cards
A non-resident whose primary library is one that participates in the M.U.R.A.L. program. M.U.R.A.L. card holders cannot:
- Borrow 14 Day New Fiction or Non-Fiction books
- Borrow Playaway Views
- Borrow Museum Passes, unless they have a current Westfield Friends of the Library membership
- Place items on “Hold”
- Request items through Inter-Library Loan
- Attend programs restricted to Full Service Cards