Borrowing Policy

There is a system wide C/WMARS limit of 50 items borrowed per library card.

Unless the material is on reserve, all Milford Town Library materials may be renewed, except for Library of Things materials.


Books can be checked out for three weeks with one renewal. Reference books do not circulate.


Magazines can be checked out for one week with one renewal.

Audio - Visual

DVDs, Blu-Rays, Video Games, Audiobooks, and CDs, may be borrowed by anyone with a valid C/WMARS Library card. We ask that you observe the following rules so that everyone may get the greatest benefit from these materials. The library is not responsible for any damage to the borrower's equipment.


Borrow up to 20 at a time for 1 week with 1 renewal. Certain TV series and multi-disc sets may be borrowed for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Respect copyright laws. Don't duplicate OR violate home use agreement.

Video Games

Borrow for 1 week with 1 renewal.

Music CDs

Borrow up to 20 Music CDs at a time. Keep for 3 weeks with the option to renew for 3 more weeks. 


Borrow up to 20 at a time for 3 weeks with 1 renewal.


Items from the Library of Things collection can be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks with no renewals. Overdue fines are $2.00 per day up to a maximum fine of $10.00 per item.

Treat materials gently and they will last longer... Borrowers are responsible for the cost of replacing damaged or lost items, including cases, inserts and boxes. Don't leave audiovisual items in hot cars or in the sun.

Museum Passes

Museum Passes are provided through the generous donations of the Friends of the Milford Town Library. Anyone can join the Friends of the Milford Town Library with a basic membership fee of $10.00 per year. Milford residents and members of the Friends of the Milford Town Library with a valid library card may reserve a museum pass by calling the Milford Town Library. Milford residents may reserve museum passes here. Non residents may request museum passes for same day use only. Library patrons may borrow up to two passes per day/weekend. Each pass may be used only once per month per card. Passes are due back by 9:00am the day after they are used. All passes returned after 9:00am will be fined $2.00 per day. In addition to the overdue fine, a person who returns a pass late will be charged for any museum admission costs incurred by others as a result of the pass not being returned on time.

Library Cards

Under Massachusetts Law, what any person borrows from our library is confidential, regardless of the person's age.

Why do I need a library card?

If you want to borrow books, magazines, CDs, videos or other items from our library, you need a library card. Materials will be loaned only to people with a valid library card. Your card should be presented each time you borrow an item. Library cards are non-transferable, which means that only you may use your card.

How do I get a library card?

If you are a new borrower, 14 years of age or older, you must present positive identification, showing your name and current address, such as a valid driver's license (with new address label if changed). If you do not have a photo I.D., we require 2 other forms of identification showing your current address. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be required to show the above identification and sign for the child.

What if I lose my card?

Lost cards may be replaced by a borrower in good standing at the Circulation Desk.

What if the item I am looking for has been borrowed by someone else or is not owned by the library?

You may reserve an item that is not currently available for check-out by speaking to a Librarian. You may request an item that the Milford Town Library does not own from another library both within and outside the C/W MARS network. Ask for help at the Information or Children's Desk. For both reserves and interlibrary loan, you will be notified by telephone or email when the item is ready to be picked up. Items will be held at the front desk for 7 calendar days after we call or email you.

What happens if my dog chews up an item that I borrowed from the library, or I lose an item that I borrowed?

If you lose or damage library materials, you must pay for the replacement of the item(s) before you will be allowed to borrow from the library again. Totally damaged, unusable, or lost items must be paid for at the full replacement cost plus a nonrefundable processing fee.

Book Drop

For your convenience, the library provides a book drop located to the right of our front door. The library is not responsible for books and other materials left in the book drop. Under no circumstances should library materials be left outside of the book drop.

Renewals, Fines, and Blocks

Most library materials will be renewed automatically for another loan period. If an item you have out is automatically renewed, you will receive an email notifying you of the renewal. The Milford Town Library is now fine free, with the exception of Library of Things items. Items that are 28 days overdue are automatically declared "lost." Patrons with lost items are then blocked from checking out furhter items until the lost item is returned or paid for.