Borrowing & Book Delivery

Getting a Library Card

Come to the Library with proof of your Madison residency (your Driver’s license/official ID, recent utility bill, or a piece of mail are all acceptable), fill out an application form, and we’ll take care of the rest!

If you’re not able to come to the Library at this time, please email your completed application to for access to our digital resources.

Once you have your hometown library card you may also use it in other Connecticut libraries and to access our online resources and downloadables.

Text Message Notifications

Sign up for a free Shoutbomb account and you can get a text message when:

  • Items you requested are ready for pickup
  • Items you borrowed are almost due
  • Items you borrowed are overdue

For sign up information and full details, please click here.

InterLibrary Loan

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our LION catalog? We offer Interlibrary Loan services for borrowing books from across the state. We can also order multiple copies for your book club members. For more information, please call the library at 203-245-7365 and ask to speak to our Interlibrary Loan Department or send an email to

Book Delivery

The Scranton Library offers volunteer delivery services to Madison residents who are homebound, temporarily or permanently, because of illness, disability, or advanced age. The patron must have a current Madison library card.

A staff member will assist with the selection of materials and arrange for a volunteer to deliver and pick up library materials at a convenient time. All circulating library materials may be delivered.

Call the library at 203-245-7365 for more information and to request homebound delivery services.