Columbus Day Closing

The Farmington Libraries will be closed Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.

Get a Library Card

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Getting a Library Card

Farmington and Unionville residents may fill out an application at either library location – The Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr, Farmington or Barney Library, 71 Main St, Farmington. Library cards are valid for three years. Bring a photo ID or piece of mail with your Farmington/Unionville address. Renewals are processed in-person at the Lending Services desk. The purpose of renewals is to ensure that we have current contact information for your account.

An Online Branch card will get you access to our digital collections but cannot be used to place holds and check out materials. An Online Branch application may take a few days to process. You can fill out an Online Branch application here.


Library cards issued from any public library in the state of Connecticut are valid at the Farmington Libraries. Bring your library card with you to the Lending Services desk to register your card in our system. Your out-of-town card must be current and dated with an expiration date.

From Home:

You may use your card from home to check your borrowing record, and renew items and place holds. You may access the library catalog to find materials and place holds as well as access databases. From the Catalog select the Online Research Resources link will give you a list of online resources that are accessible to you from your home computer, some require a Farmington Library card for login authentication.

At Other Libraries:

Your Farmington card may be used in any public library in Connecticut to borrow materials; you will need to register your Farmington card at those libraries. Materials from Farmington may be returned to any public library in the state with the exception of Fast View DVDs, Museum Passes, E-Readers and other specialty electronics, and toys, but items will not be checked in until they are received by The Farmington Libraries.