• 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. You can use the temporary card for 6 months 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.
     

    Library cards expire periodically so that we may verify current contact information. If your card expires, please contact us to update your card. If a card is completely inactive for a period of four years, it will be deleted from the database.

  • 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. 

    Library cards expire periodically so that we may verify current contact information.

    If your card expires, please contact us to update your card. If a card is completely inactive for a period of four years, it will be deleted from the database.

  • Borrowing Materials
    Type of Material
    How Long
    Limit
    Audiobooks
      Adult
    3 weeks
    10 total adult audiobooks
      Adult new
    2 weeks
      Children's
    3 weeks
    10
     
    Books
      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
     
    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
     
    DVDs
      Nonfiction DVDs
      (no charge)
    1 week
    10 adult + 5 children's
      New Rental DVDs
      and Rental TV
      ($1)
    1 week
    5 adult + 5 children's
    New Rental TV Series
    ($1)
    3 weeks
    5 adult + 5 children's
      Speedview DVDs
      ($1)
    3 days
    2 adult
      Older Rental DVDs- Adult
      ($.50)
    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
     
    Rokus
      Rokus
    2 weeks
    1 per person
    No reserves, no renewals
     
    Videos
      Nonfiction videos (no   
      charge)
    1 week
    5 adult + 5 children's
      Rental videos- Adult ($.50)
    1 week
    5 adult 
      Rental videos- Children's
      ($1)
    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, Rokus.

  • Late Charges
    Adult Materials 10¢ per day; $3.00 maximum per item
    Exceptions DVDs, videos: 50¢ per day; $5.00 maximum per item
    Children's Materials 5¢ per day; $1.50 maximum per item
    Exceptions 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.

  • Reserves

    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.

  • Returning Materials

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

    Exceptions: Inter-library Loans, Museum Passes, Telescopes, Cake pans, American Girl dolls, Lego toys, and Rokus must be returned to the library where they were picked up.