Out of State Policy


The David & Joyce Milne Public is free for anyone to visit, read, browse, use computers, view the artwork and attend programs.

The library however, charges out of state residents a user fee for borrowing materials. The fee is for one year from the time of registration.

The only exception to this policy is for teachers/staff at the following Williamstown schools:

  • Williams College

  • Mt. Greylock Regional High School

  • Buxton School

  • Pine Cobble School

  • Williamstown Elementary School


Town employees that live out of state are also exempt.


Teachers/staff receive one card only in their name.


Children and young adults that attend any of the schools in Williamstown but live out of state can obtain a card free of charge. This card may only be used by the student; parents or other family members will not be able 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 (over 65) – for a single senior or a senior couple, each member can get a card.

You can pay your fee online with a credit card through the town of Williamstown's website, using this library donations web link.

 In the notes field, write "OUT OF STATE FEE."


The expiration date is changed and a message is added to the patron’s record

that the out of state fee has been paid.


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