Borrowing Policies

Obtaining a card
A free library card is available to any resident of Bridgton, as well as other non-residents. Proof of identity by valid photo ID with current address is required — a tax or rent receipt, or piece of mail are all acceptable proof of address.

Children may get their own library card at age 5 or beginning kindergarten, with a parent or guardian’s signature. Adult cards are issued at age 16. Please show your library card whenever you wish to check out materials.

Checkout Limits, Loan Periods & Fines
Books, audios, videos & magazines circulate for 2 weeks.
Fines are not charged for overdue materials but donations are gratefully accepted.

Material Type Adults Children
New Books no limit 3
Other Books no limit 5
Videos no limit 3
Audios no limit 3
Total Checkouts no limit 5
New card initial use total 5 5

Renewals & Reserves
Renewals may be made in person, over the telephone, by email or through the link on our website. No renewals for items on reserve.

Reserves: Up to five items may be placed on reserve. We will notify you by phone when the item comes in and you will have one week to pick it up.