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Friday, June 16, 2017

Do library cards expire...??

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Dear Circ,

I came in the other day and the person at the circulation desk told me my card is going to expire at the end of the month! I didn't know library cards expire... I don't want that to happen! What do I do??

Card Carrying Carrie


Dear Carrie,

Yes, library cards do expire. For those patrons who live within our district, we issue a card that is good for three years and the card expires on the last day of the quarter in which it was issued, that is the last day of March, June, September, or December, three years from it's issue. The expiration date is on the back of your card, in the lower right hand corner.

Renewing your card is easy and only takes a few minutes. Bring in your photo I.D. or a current bill that shows that you still live in our district, and we'll renew your card for another 3 years. If you bring in your wallet card at the same time, we can put a new expiration date on it. We can renew your card without the wallet card, just bring that in whenever it's convenient for you and we'll give you a new sticker then.

Circ

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