**Summer Hours begin Monday, May 20th**

We'll be closed on Saturday and Sunday until the end of the season.

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

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Jonathan Bourne Public Library

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Apply For a Library Card

Anyone can apply for a Bourne Library CLAMS card!

Download an application using one of the links below. Print the form, complete it and bring it with a picture ID including proof of current address to the circulation desk at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library. It takes just a few minutes to set up a card.

(Note: If your photo ID does not contain your current address, please also bring a piece of mail such as a recent utility bill that shows your name and current address.)
Adults 18 years of age or older click here for a CLAMS card application print form.
Applicants between the ages of 5 and 17 years of age, must have a parent or guardian sign the application, accompany their child to the library, and present proper identification. Click here for a juvenile CLAMS card application form.

Special Institutional cards are available for public and private school teachers of students in Preschool through Grade 12. The cards are valid during the school year through June 30th and must be renewed yearly. Click here for an institutional CLAMS card application form. (Note: A letter showing proof of employment, signed by the head of school must accompany this type of application.)

Apply for a temporary CLAMS eCard

If you would like to apply online for a temporary (six-month) eCard from CLAMS that will provide you with access to electronic resources such as ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and databases, please use this CLAMS eCard registration link.

The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CLAMS library card and may be upgraded to a physical library card with borrowing privileges by visiting your the Jonathan Bourne Public Library. You are eligible to apply for an eCard, if you live in a Massachusetts town and do not currently have a library card from a CLAMS member library.

Boston Public Library eCard

The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more.

Your BPL eCard gives you access to:


To register for an eCard, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You reside permanently in Massachusetts
  • You live in-state for part of the year to attend school
  • You commute to a Massachusetts employer on a sustained and regular basis
  • You own property in Massachusetts

Click here or the eCard picture to apply for a Boston Public Library eCard.

CLAMS Library Network App


The new CLAMS app makes it easy to browse our collection, get details on items, make a selection, place a hold for curbside pick-up, and even renew items.

You can check out eBooks and eAudiobooks, then listen to them in the Libby app.

If you’re on the go and searching for the nearest CLAMS library, check out the Library Info feature, which shows location addresses and hours nearest to you with links to their websites. Check out Featured Lists to browse Top Requests, Coming Soon titles or New York Times Bestsellers.

The Manage Accounts tool lets you add multiple library cards — a great feature for families! Don’t have a library card? Request one through the app

Available in the App Store and Google Play.