Obtain a Library Card


Derby residents who do not have a valid library card can register for a card here:
Card Registration
After registering, patrons have 14 days to visit the Library to pick up their new card.
Photo ID and proof of Derby residency are required to complete your registration.
Once completed, this account allows Derby residents to access digital material via the
Library website including audiobooks, eBooks and databases.

Patrons with expired Derby Public Library cards should contact us at dplreference@biblio.org or (203) 736-1482.
If you reside in a CT town other than Derby, please contact your hometown public library for assistance.


Derby residents, including adults and children ages 3+ may obtain a free library card from us with proof of Derby residence. Children between the ages of 3-11 must have their cards signed by a parent or guardian. Patrons must use their own library card when checking out materials, using the public computers or accessing our online databases remotely. While your Derby Public Library card is good at any other CT Library, please be sure to check with other libraries about their specific policies/hours. There is a $1.00 replacement fee for lost cards.

Connecticut residents with a valid library card from their hometown library may borrow Derby Public Library materials or use our public computers. Library card holders may also access our online databases remotely by using their library card ID.

For more information, please review our Library Card Policies