Library Cards

Expiration and Renewal FAQ


How can I tell when my library card will expire?

You can always sign in to your account online to check your library card expiration date. Library cards expire two years after they are issued.


How may I renew my library card?

Stop by any Boston Public Library location and we'll gladly renew your library card. Be sure to bring the proper identification to show you are still eligible for a card. You cannot renew your physical card online.


May I renew my expired eCard?

While physical library cards must be renewed in person, you can renew your eCard by resubmitting the online registration form starting 10 days before it expires. Be sure to submit your updated address if it has changed. Renew your eCard now.