Cards & Borrowing
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.
10 total audiobooks
3 total audiobooks
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
2 Books (Summer Reading) 3 weeks 2 YA + 5 children's 2
Type Length Limit Renewals?
Adult New CDs
10 total CDs
2 Music (LPs) 2 weeks 3 total LPs 2 Children's CDs 3 weeks
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.
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.
*We are currently not charging late fees for Framingham Public Library items. Replacement charges may still apply for lost or damaged items.*
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 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.
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.
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.