Answered By: Ask-a-Librarian Last Updated: Aug 09, 2017 Views: 1498
There is no minimum age requirement for library card holders. Even babies or toddlers can be issued cards, if the parent or guardian wishes. Some parents think it is a good idea to wait until the child is old enough to understand the obligations of borrowing library materials.
Please be aware that even a child's library account is protected by Maryland law about the privacy of library records. You may wish to speak with a circulation staff member about card PIN numbers or about the advantages and disadvantages of Household Cards.