To sign up for a library card, stop in the library and ask to fill out an application. Adults will be asked to provide proof of address (i.e., driver’s license, lease or tax bill, utility bill showing mailing address). Applicants without a permanent address are invited to discuss options with the Library Director.

If you are a Tamworth resident (full-time or part-time), you may also request a library card by emailing cooklib@tamworthlibrary.org to ask to apply online. Your card will be mailed to you.

The Board of Trustees has adopted the following policy for library cards:

Circulation (Revised 5/10/2021)

The library will serve all permanent, part-time, and temporary residents of Tamworth. Borrowing privileges are extended to anyone over seven years of age. To apply for a library card, all patrons shall complete a registration form and provide proof of residency. Library cards issued for residents provide borrowing privileges for physical as well as digital library materials.

  • Resident and part-time resident cards have a three-year renewal cycle.
  • Temporary resident cards are issued for 3 months, and may be renewed if residence remains in Tamworth.
  • Cardholders of other Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative libraries (Conway, Jackson, Madison) may use their home library cards at Cook Memorial Library; they do not need a nonresident card. Duplicate cards will not be issued within the cooperative.
  • Nonresidents may apply for a nonresident library card which provides borrowing privileges for one year for physical materials only. Digital services are not available to nonresident cardholders. There is no fee for a nonresident card. Nonresident cards may be renewed in person only.
  • The Library Director has the authority to make exceptions to the above policies.