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Frequent Questions

How much is a library card?

Anyone living in, paying taxes in, or going to school in Lewiston/Auburn can apply for a free library card.

The following patrons may receive FREE non-resident cards that may be used by their entire household:

  • City of Lewiston Employees
  • Lewiston non-resident taxpayers (own/rent a business or property)
  • Auburn residents
  • Auburn non-resident taxpayers (own/ rent a business or property)
  • Minot residents (must open card at Auburn Public Library)

The following patrons may receive a FREE individual (not household) non-resident card:

  • Lewiston Adult Ed students
  • Literacy Volunteers Androscoggin (active volunteers)
  • Bookreach & other LPL active volunteers
  • Teachers & Students from any Lewiston or Auburn school or college


Library Cards are available to non-residents for a yearly fee of $60 (or $30 for 6 months — $15 for 3 months). This card entitles the holder to all library services. Non-resident cards must be purchased in the library.

How much can I check out?

  • 30 items per card.
  • Maximum of 10 DVDs, 10 music CDs, and 10 Audiobooks per checkout.
  • 3 items on the same subject.
  • 10 reserves at a time.

How long can I check things out? What is the cost?

Cost How Long Renewals Late Fees
Books, Magazines, Music,
Non-Fiction Film
free 2 weeks 3 times,
2 weeks each*
max. $5 per item**
Entertainment Films $1 1 week 1 time
1 week*
max. $3 per item**
Audiobooks $1 2 weeks 3 times
2 weeks each*
max. $5 per item**


* as long as there are no holds on the item.
** if the item is never returned, you will be charged the replacement in addition to late fees.

How can I renew things?

  • On the web
  • By phone: 207-513-3134
  • Send a text message to 207-200-1511 with your library card number. We will renew everything on the card and send you a confirmation.
  • In person, of course

Read the complete Borrowing Rules & Circulation Policy.

Page last updated: Mar 12, 2015

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