Library Cards & Policies

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   Library Cards

Massachusetts residents may obtain a library card in person by presenting identification and proof of current address.  There is no waiting period for a library card.

Alternatively, you may sign up for a card online.

With an online card you can:
     - Access to some of the databases
     - Use Overdrive to download eBooks
     - Place holds in our catalog

     - Book Museum Passes

     You can use the temporary card for 30 days before you must visit
     a library in person to continue using your card. When you pick up
     your card you must present a photo ID and proof of address.

Please notify the library of any change of address.

Please present your library card when borrowing materials.

Lost library cards should be reported immediately. You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card until you report it lost or stolen.  Parents are responsible for materials borrowed by children 18 years and younger.  A replacement card costs $1.00.

   Your Library Record

Using your library card and PIN, you can log into My Account to view your library record. You'll be able to see what materials you've checked out, renew those items that are renewable, check the status of or cancel your reserves, modify your PIN or email address.

   Borrowing Materials

Type of Material How Long Limit
  Adult 3 weeks 10 total adult audiobooks
  Adult new 2 weeks
  Children's 3 weeks 10
  Adult books 3 weeks No limit
  Adult new books 2 weeks No limit
  Children's books 3 weeks 3 on one subject.
3 by one author.
No other limit
  Express Books 2 weeks 5
Cassettes 3 weeks 10
CD-ROMs (Children's) 1 week 5
Compact Discs
  Adult 3 weeks 20 total adult CDs
  Adult new

2 weeks

  Children's 3 weeks 10
  Nonfiction DVDs (no 
1 week 10 adult + 5 children's
  New Rental DVDs
  and Rental TV ($1)
1 week 5 adult + 5 children's
  Speedview DVDs ($1) 3 days 2 adult
  Older Rental DVDs- Adult
1 week 5 adult
  Older Rental DVDs- 
  Children's ($1) 
1 week 5 children's
Magazines 2 weeks No limit
Preschool Kits 3 weeks 1
  Nonfiction videos (no   
1 week 5 adult + 5 children's
  Rental videos- Adult ($.50) 1 week 5 adult 
  Rental videos- Children's
1 week 5 children's


   Renewing Materials

You may renew materials twice if they have not been requested.

  • by phone (Main Library 508-532-5570 x4351; McAuliffe 508-532-5636),

  • by online catalog using your PIN, or

  • in person.

No renewals:  Express Books, rental DVDs, rental videos, new CDs.


   Late Charges

Adult Materials 10¢ per day; $3.00 maximum per item


DVDs, videos: 50¢ per day; $5.00 maximum per item

Children's Materials

5¢ per day; $1.50 maximum per item


CD-Roms, Road to Reading kits, DVDs, videos: 
50¢ per day; $5.00 maximum per item


   Lost Material

If an item you borrow is lost or damaged, the current replacement cost is charged.


You are welcome to reserve library materials in person, by phone, or through the online catalog.  When the items you request come in, we will notify you by mail or by email; sign up online through the online catalog for email notification.  There is a 49¢ postage charge for mail notification. 

   Returning Materials

Library materials may be returned to either Framingham Public Library branch or any Minuteman Network library.


  Updated December 2014



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