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Children's Borrowing Policy



Library Card

Children, including infants, may apply for a library card provided a parent or guardian signs the application. All library cards require proof of residency in East Hartford.
In special circumstances, children may receive an adult card.

The fee for a lost child's card is $1.00.

When children reach the age of 14, or are in the high school, they may apply for an adult card.



Borrowing Items



Loan Period

          Late Fee


4 weeks

1 cent per item per day

Nutmeg Books

2 weeks

1 cents per item per day


4 weeks

10 cents per item per day


2 weeks

10 cents per item per day

DVDs (adult card only)   

1 week

10 cents per item per day

Children, teens and adults may borrow material from the Children's Room with a valid library card.
Items may be renewed one time either in person, on the phone or online.
To renew items over the phone, the barcode number from your library card is needed.
To renew items online, click here.
Items on reserve cannot be renewed.