Sherman Library, Sherman Connecticut (860) 354-2455

Library Cards

Eligibility and Registration

Applicants must provide a telephone number and mailing address. All borrowers have the same borrowing privileges and are subject to the policies of the Sherman Library Association. Library cards may be renewed in person or by telephone. There is a $2.00 fee to replace a lost or damaged library card.

Residents: Any resident of Sherman with a current Sherman mailing address will receive a Sherman Library card upon request for five years. The library card may be used in all Connecticut public libraries that participate in a reciprocal borrowing program. Use of a Sherman library card at another library is subject to the rules of that library.

Children: There is no minimum age for card eligibility. The parent or guardian is responsible for activity on a child’s library card including fines incurred and damaged or lost items.

Temporary Residents or visitors may be issued a library card for four months for use in the Sherman Library only.

Connecticut Residents: Connecticut residents who reside in towns other than Sherman may borrow materials from the Sherman Library by presenting a valid library card from their hometown library. If their home library is not a member of Bibliomation their library barcode, name, address and phone number will be added to the database.

Out of State Residents are issued a library card for one year for use in the Sherman Library only.
Loan Periods

Loan Limitations: There is no limit to the number of items that may be borrowed by cardholders in good standing.

Loan Periods:
21 days: Adult and Juvenile books and audio books.

14 days: New books
7 days: DVDs
Library use only: Local newspapers

Interlibrary loan: If we do not own the item you want we will try to borrow it for you from another library and have it sent here. Please ask at the circulation desk. Loan periods and late fees are at the discretion of the lending library. Libraries do not lend recently published material through interlibrary loan.

Reserves: You may reserve any item in the Sherman Library’s collection, items on order or items in another library’s collection by telephone, in person or through the library online catalog. Other libraries will not lend recently published material. You will be notified when the item requested becomes available. Reserves will be held for one week. Requests are automatically cancelled after six months.

Click here to learn how to reserve materials.

Renewals: Sherman Library books may be renewed twice for the same loan period in person, by telephone or through the library online catalog. DVDs may be renewed once. An item may not be renewed if it is reserved for another patron. Interlibrary loans may be renewed at the discretion of the lending library.

Late Fees:
Books and audio books: No fines.
DVDs: $1.00 per day, $6.00 maximum per item.
Interlibrary Loan: Fines charged according to lending library policy

Overdue Materials: You are responsible for returning materials on time. Items may be returned in the library, the book drop or at any Connecticut library. We will notify you of the overdue status, fines and replacement costs of library materials charged to your account. If an overdue item is requested by another patron you will be notified by phone.