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General Requirements

Library cards are available to anyone 4 years and older who lives in Massachusetts or works in Acton.  Anyone who would like a full service library card must apply in person at the Circulation Desk.  Valid name and address identification are required.  AML accepts a current, valid Massachusetts Driver’s license or Massachusetts State ID card with current address.

Other proof of identification acceptable (must include name and photo):

  • Passport
  • Alien Resident Card
  • Government issued cards, such as Military ID
  • University or school ID

Proof of current local address* (must include applicant’s name)

  • Utility or tax bill  (dated within the last 60 days)
  • Imprinted bank check
  • Official school schedule with applicant’s name and address typed on it
  • Postcard mailed to applicant from library

*a Post Office Box or business address is not sufficient- a current address is required.


If an applicant is under 13 years old, a parent or legal guardian must provide proof of identification and address.  The child and parent or legal guardian must both be present when applying for the card.

Electronic Cards

If you live in Massachusetts and have never had a Minuteman Library Network (MLN) card, you can apply online for an eCard. The eCard will let you access statewide databases and checkout ebooks and e-audiobooks from the Libby/OverDrive digital catalog. If you would like to request materials through MLN you can sign into your library account with your eCard number and password. When picking up the requested items you must come to the library and upgrade your eCard into a full-service library card.

Lost Cards

Please bring your Minuteman library card to check out library materials. If you have lost or misplaced your Minuteman card a free replacement will be provided to you. (There is a limit of one free replacement card per year.)

My Account

Log in to My Account to:

  • see what you have checked out
  • check due dates and renew materials
  • pay fines
  • check outstanding requests
  • “freeze” outstanding requests
  • change your email address
  • modify your password or pickup location
  • check your Reading History (opt-in required)
  • see your saved lists

For information on setting up Text Notifications on your mobile phone, see:

For information on the Minuteman Library Network mobile app, see:

Creating or Resetting a PIN/Password

Your Minuteman password (a.k.a. PIN) is used in combination with your library card number to log into your Minuteman account and some other library services, such as Libby/OverDrive. 

If you can’t find your library card number, please email us at or call 978-929-6657. 

To create or reset a password, go to: and follow the prompts.

  • Passwords must be between 3 and 30 characters long. Special characters, such as punctuation, are not accepted.
  • Passwords may not include:
    • a character that is repeated 3 or more times (aaa, aaaa…).
    • a set of 2, 3, or 4 characters that is repeated 2 or more times (abab, abcabc, abcdabcd…)

For assistance with resetting your password, please email us at or call 978-929-6657.

Renewing Your Library Card

If your library card has expired, you can renew it by stopping by or calling the Patron Services Desk at 978-929-6655, option 2.