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Out of State Patron Fees Policy

Any member of the public is free for anyone to visit the Milne Public Library, browse materials, view the artwork and attend programs. The library does however charge out-of-state residents a user fee for borrowing materials. The fee is for one year from the time of registration.

Exceptions to this policy include teachers, staff, students, and other community members at the following Williamstown schools:

  • Williams College

  • Mt. Greylock Regional High School

  • Buxton School

  • Pine Cobble School

  • Williamstown Elementary School

  • Williamstown Community Preschool

Teachers/staff receive one card only in their name.

Town employees that live out of state are also exempt.

Library cards should only be used by the cardholder. Parents or other family members are not able to use it to borrow items for themselves. Parents would need to pay for a family card to borrow.


$35.00 per family – this includes single individuals and couples, each member can get a card.

$17.00 for senior citizens (65 years and older) – for a single senior or a senior couple, each member can get a card.

You can pay your fee online through the town of Williamstown's website, using this library donations web link. In the notes field, write "OUT OF STATE FEE"

The official CWMARS policy regarding OOS patrons is that each library being used by the OOS patron may charge an OOS fee. Each library can decide if they will serve OOS patrons and what their fee will be. Each library’s policy can be different within CWMARS.

Updated by the Board of Trustees

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