How Do I?

February 20th 2013

To obtain a Minuteman Library card from us, just download the form, fill it out and bring it to the Circulation Desk.

When you come in to obtain your card, you must also present a valid photo I.D. (a driver's license, for example) AND proof of residence (no leases, please!), if your address is different than that on your license. Without an I.D. and proof of residency, a card cannot be issued.

Children may obtain a library card when they are 5 years of age. The child's parent... Read Post

January 31st 2013

What is the Library Card Sign-Up Challenge?

This February, the Somerville Public Library will compete with the libraries in Arlington, Belmont, and Lexington in a Library Card Sign-Up competition.  We are betting that we can get a higher percentage increase in new library card registrations in February 2013 versus February 2012 than they can.  Community pride is at stake!  We want to win and we need your help getting the word out!

What Is the Partnership & Why Should I... Read Post

January 24th 2013

The Somerville Public Library will compete with the libraries in Arlington, Belmont, and Lexington in a Library Card Sign-Up competition throughout February.  These public libraries will perform outreach with local organizations and businesses to encourage residents to sign up for a library card (Somerville will give away prizes for new signees, culminating in the grand prize of an e-book reader.) Participating businesses will offer a discount to customers who show their library... Read Post

December 14th 2012

or "pesquisar" (search) if you prefer! The Minuteman Library Network is committed to serving all the communities of this multilingual, multicultural region. So our catalog now has search interfaces in French and Portuguese. Patrons who prefer to search in either of those languages can now go to the main catalog page and choose their language preference using the links in the upper right corner: And then you get our same catalog, only in another language: