Get a Library Card

The Georgetown Peabody Library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), which is made up of 36 libraries in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley. The GPL card can be used at any library in the MVLC network.

How to get a physical GPL library card: 

  • Stop by the Circulation Desk during regular operating hours.

  • Bring photo ID showing (1) your name and (2) proof of residency.

    • If your ID does NOT display your current address, a piece of mail, a utility bill, a lease, or another document with your address on it will be needed for proof of address.

  • Complete a short library card application form at the desk.

Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when applying for a library card. Children age 14 and over are required to present proper identification (school I.D.) or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with acceptable identification.

Note that library cards expire every three years. You do not need to get a new library card if you receive notification that your card is expiring. Please come to the library or call the Circulation Desk at 978-352-5728 ext. 1 to renew your card. Patron information is verified and updated as needed to renew. 

How to get an eCard: 

  • Complete the online eCard application here

    • An eCard is a Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) library card that allows you immediate access to electronic resources, such as e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, streaming music and video, and databases. 

    • You are eligible to apply for an MVLC library eCard if you are a resident of Massachusetts, and do not currently have a library card from an MVLC member library.

    • The new eCards do not give patrons access to physical library materials or reserving museum passes, but residents can come into GPL during open hours and get a physical library card.

If you are unsure of your library card number and/or PIN, please contact the Circulation Desk at 978-352-5728, ext. 1 to speak with a staff member about gaining access.