• 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. You must be at least five years old to get a card.

    You may sign up for a temporary card online, which allows you to download eBooks and access state provided databases. Please read the Minuteman page on temporary cards for more information.

    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.

    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.

  • Checking Your Library Account Online

    Using your library card number and PIN, you can log into your account to view your library record, which includes both print and digital content. To see your digital content only, click HERE. If you have a smartphone or tablet, consider downloading the Minuteman Library Network app to your device. Either way, you'll be able to see what materials you've checked out, renew items, check the status of or cancel your reserves, modify your PIN or email address, and more. 

  • Borrowing Materials







    3 weeks

    10 total audiobooks


    Adult New

    2 weeks

    3 total audiobooks



    3 weeks

    No Limit



    Type Length Limit Renewals?
    Adult books 3 weeks No Limit 2
    Adult new books 2 weeks No Limit 2
    Children's books 3 weeks

    3 per series or subject
    5 per holiday
    No other limit

    Books (Summer Reading) 3 weeks 2 YA + 5 children's 2

    Express Books

    2 weeks

    5 None.


    Type Length Limit Renewals?

    Adult CDs

    3 weeks

    No Limit


    Adult New CDs

    2 weeks

    10 total CDs

    Music (LPs)  2 weeks 3 total LPs 2
    Children's CDs 3 weeks

    No Limit



    Type Length Limit Renewals?
    DVD & Blu-Ray 1 week 10 adult + 10 children's 2
    DVD & Blu-ray (New)  1 week 5 adult + 5 children's 2
    TV Series/Nonfic DVD & Blu-Ray 3 weeks

    10 adult + 10 children's



    Type Length Limit Renewals?
    Bookmobile Items   6 weeks   No limit 1
    Magazines 2 weeks No limit 2
    Video Games 1 week 3 per person 2

    Library of Things

    Type Length Limit Renewals?
    Adult Library of Things 2 weeks 3 items 2
    Children's Library of Things 3 weeks 3 items None.


  • Renewing Materials

    You may renew an item twice if it has not been requested by another patron:

    • by phone (Main Library 508-532-5570 x4351; McAuliffe Branch 508-532-5636),
    • through your online account, or
    • in person.

    No renewals: Express Books, DVDs, new CDs, video games, all devices.

  • Late Charges

    *We are currently not charging late fees for Framingham Public Library items. Replacement charges may still apply for lost or damaged items.*



  • 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 by logging on to your account.  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: Items borrowed via Interlibrary Loan, museum passes, and items that belong to the Library of Things must be returned to the library where they were picked up.

  • Receiving Notifications

    If you supplied your email address when you signed up for your card, you will receive the following courtesy reminders via email:

    • Two days before an item is due
    • Two weeks after the due date of an item
    • One month after the due date of an item
    • When a requested item is available for pickup

    If you would like to receive courtesy reminders sent to you via text, sign up for text notification HERE.