Get a Library Card

The SAILS library card is good at over 60 libraries in the Southeast Massachusetts area.

To become a registered borrower, you need to fill out the Library's application form and furnish both photo identification and proof of your present address. If you have a valid library card from one of the other Massachusetts library networks (such as CLAM or Old Colony) you may choose to use the same card when registering for borrowing privileges at the Richards Memorial Library. Library cards are offered to Massachusetts residents and employees.

Library cards must be presented when checking out material. Patrons are required to use their own cards rather than those of family members. Lost cards should be reported as soon as possible. A replacement card keeps all your history and other information. Please notify the library of any change of address or email if this is how we contact you. This may be done online through under My Account in the Catalog or in person. Parents or guardians are responsible for items borrowed by children.

Age Minimum for Library Cards

RML’s Board of Trustees has established the age minimum for a library card at 3 years old. If you would like your 3-year-old, or older child to have his/her own library card, you, as a parent or legal guardian, must present a photo ID with your current address and fill out a registration form at the Circulation Desk.

Also, per the Board of Trustees, if a parent’s card is blocked due to overdue or lost book charges, the parent may not use their children’s cards to check out any item.

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please ask at the Circulation Desk.

To access the on-line catalog Enterprise and your account, enter your entire 14 digit library barcode and your pin number. If you do not know your pin number, try the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Once you have logged in, you can place holds, renew items, check what you have out and use the periodical databases from home.