Library Card Sign Up Month! - Stamford Moms

A library card is an important school supply for your children. A Ferguson Library card gives them access to resources, including books and online homework help. Now is the perfect time to get your child a library card since September is National Library Card Signup Month!

Getting a library card is easy! For a child, head to any of the Ferguson Library branches. Children pust be accompanied by a parent or guardian and write his or her own name. They will be signed up under their parent or guardian so be sure to bring one of these with a current address listed.

  • Driver’s license with current address
  • Car registration with current address
  • Current receipt with address, i.e. rent, tax, utility bill (no emergency room bills)
  • Lease with current address
  • City of Stamford golf permit
  • State ID with current address (issued by the DMV, no PO Box # as primary address).
  • Connecticut residents who do not live in Stamford but wish to borrow materials from
    The Ferguson Library must have a hometown, unexpired library card, as well as current matching ID
  • Out of state residents, please ask for guidelines
  • Library cards are not transferable. Only the person whose name appears on the card may use it.

Thanks to a partnership between the Ferguson Library and Stamford Public Schools (SPS), any SPS student can access digital materials without a library card. Learn more about the Linked Libraries program.

For questions, contact the Borrowers Services desk at 203-351-8261, 8262 or 8263.

Adults ages 18 and up can apply for and renew library cards online here or at any library location. Cards are free for those who live or work in Stamford.

The first book your child takes out of the library can even be about getting their library card! Some options include: D.W.’s Library Card by Marc Tolon Brown, Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card by Herman Parish, A Big Surprise for Little Card by Charise Mericle Harper, Richard Wright And The Library Card by William Miller, Curious George Visits The Library by H. A. Rey and Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho. Find more options here!

During September, children and teens are invited to stop in at any branch of the library to receive two free books to build their home libraries!

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