online library card request

The Rutland Free Library is currently closed to the public due to Covid, but remains open for curbside service. Patrons from any of our tax supporting towns* can apply for a FREE library card below.  The request will be sent to our Circulation Department, and a staff member will get back to you with next steps involved.

Yes! I’d like to request a FREE Rutland Free Library Card! Offer is only available to residents of *Rutland City, *Rutland Town, *Mendon, *Tinmouth, and *Ira. Teachers in one of our supporting towns and nonresidents please email about a card.

request a library card online

Fill out the form below
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please enter a number from 0000 to 9999.
    Choose a four-digit PIN. You will need this along with the card number you are assigned to access most RFL Online services.

the fine print

the fine print

Residents of Rutland City, Rutland Town, Mendon, Tinmouth, and Ira are all warmly encouraged to apply for a library card using the form above. We encourage parents and guardians to apply for a library card for their children as well. A staff member will email you after reviewing your information; and will give you instructions as to how to obtain your card.

Once you obtain your library card you will be able to gain access to our free ebook and digital audiobook lending services, AcornTV, Kanopy, The Great Courses, Freegal, and our powerful research databases.

Library cards also let users take advantage of our collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, museum and park passes, popular magazines, and items borrowed from other libraries. Patrons can request in-house items for curbside pick-up by emailing us at

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

We care about your privacy: All responses are deleted after your application is processed and we never share your data with outside parties.

Thank you!