Library mailing “Quarantine Cards” for access to online services (plus helping patrons who already have cards)

Above: If you wished you signed up for a Library Card before the stay at home advisory, you’re in luck. The Southborough Library is offering to mail you a temporary one. (image from Library newsletter)

As I’ve previously posted, the Southborough Library’s doors are closed but it’s still offering services to the community. Much of that is via online tools that require a Library Card. 

That may have left some residents who don’t have cards feeling left out. (Especially on a dreary day like this when curling up with an book, even if it’s an ebook, is especially tempting.)

Now the Library is promoting that community members* can get a “Quarantine Card” to tide them over while the building is closed:

With the library closed, you might think there is no way to get a library card… but you would be mistaken! Fill out our online form at for a limited edition “Quarantine Card” – this card will work temporarily while the physical library is closed.

For other patrons who have cards, but have had trouble using them, Library staff is available to help. Email if your login pin isn’t working or your card is showing up as expired.

Online services accessible to card holders include e-books, audiobooks, streaming movies & tv, a newspaper database, resume services, language lessons, plus recently added streaming music, and more. Read about all of that on the Library’s website.

*You don’t need to be a Southborough resident to get a card. You do need to be a Massachusetts resident with a physical mailing address (not P.O. Box).

Updated (4/4/20 5:54 pm): Fixed “Quarrantine” typos

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one 'r'
4 years ago

The word quarantine contains but a single letter ‘r’.



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