Library Cards

Get a Library Card

A Truro Library Card brings you an entire library network of information and entertainment.  With your card, you can borrow materials from the Truro Library as well as any other “CLAMSnet” library on Cape Cod.  CLAMS stands for “Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing.” Library cards issued by members are honored by all member libraries.

In addition to print materials like books and magazines, we have DVDs, puzzles,, the Oxford English Dictionary, Consumer Reports, digital magazines, movie streaming services, e-books and e-audiobooks, online and in-house genealogy records, and even a iron, sewing machine, and fishing rod that you can borrow with your library card. Truro Library cards are free to Massachusetts residents and to non-resident Truro homeowners.  All others are asked for a $5.00 annual contribution.

How to Get A Card
Please bring photo identification and proof of address when applying for a card. You can complete an Adult Registration Form or a Children’s Registration Form and bring it in, or fill out an application at the Library when you come in.

Children may obtain a library card at the age of 5 or upon entering kindergarten. A parent or guardian must accompany children applying for cards.

Borrowers are responsible for all items borrowed on their card, including fines charged for overdue materials and replacement costs for lost or damaged items.

How to Use Your Card
Truro Public Library is a member of the CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) Consortium and if you are a CLAMS patron you may use any of the CLAMS libraries.  If you have a library card from another library system not connected to CLAMS you will be required to apply for a CLAMS library card.

How to Replace My Card
You may visit the library and request a new library card. Please bring some form of photo ID for verification. Once you have received a new card, your previous card will no longer be active.