Patrons need a valid Library card to borrow materials. New Canaan Library cards are issued to:

New Canaan residents with proof of residency, such as a driver's license, utlitiy bill, lease, insurance card, etc., showing both name and address.


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People who work or attend school in New Canaan and live out of state with proof of employment/enrollment and identification.

People who own property in New Canaan and live out of state with a local property tax bill and identification.

Other out-of-state residents can purchase a family membership for an annual fee of $110.

If you live in another Connecticut town, a valid card issued by your hometown library serves as your Connecticard, which is accepted for borrowing materials at any of Connecticut's 163 public libraries, including New Canaan Library.