Become a Library Patron
A library card granting borrowing privileges is offered to:
- Permanent residents and property owners of the Town of Woodstock;
- Individuals whose municipality pays a per resident fee equal to the per resident fee paid by Town of Woodstock;
- Individuals who individually pay a user fee equal to the per resident fee paid by the Town of Woodstock.
Proof of residency is asked for from all applicants whose town(s) funds the library on a per capita basis.
Registrants must show a form of identification and sign their library card. In the case of per-capita payment towns the individual need only show proof of residency or property ownership.
Library cards must be applied for by the individual whose name will be on the card. Exceptions may be made for housebound or institutionalized individuals.
Residency is based on the Federal Census records. The city/town that an individual claims in the federal census as their permanent residence or the city/town that they claim in their federal and/or state tax returns is, for our use, considered their residency.
Others examples of proof of residency may be;
- voter registration
- long term lease (ie: 6mths to a year)
- Vermont driver license with a physical (not mailing) address
All minors and their parent or guardian must sign the library registration card and the parent/guardian must provide proof of residency (per-capita payment towns) or an I.D.
Library cards are issued to individuals and are not transferable.
A registered borrower has full use of the Norman Williams Public Library. This includes but is not limited to checking out circulating library material, request inter-library loan items, down loadable audio and ebooks, databases, internet and word processing access.
Non-registered borrowers may use library material while in the building, may attend programs and may have free internet access. They may obtain circulating materials from the Norman Williams Public Library by asking their local library to request the materials through inter-library loan.