Library Policies

Anyone may apply for a library card with proof of address (license, mail, etc.) Patrons can use their cards at any OCLN library.

You must have your card with you in order to check out any library materials, to pick up museum passes or to place holds online. Replacement cost is $1 the first time a card is lost, $5 each subsequent time.

Library Card

If you don’t already have a library card, you may register online for a temporary e-card. Once you have an eCard you will be able to place holds on library materials, use our audio book download service, and search for magazine and newspaper articles. Additionally, you may access all library resources quickly by visiting your Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) member library and upgrading your eCard to a permanent card.

Loaning Periods

  • Two-Week Loan Period: books, magazines, audiotapes, CDs, books on CD, and Playaway MP3 Players.
  • One-Week Loan Period: videos, DVDs and Wii games
  • One-Day Loan Period: museum passes

You may renew items in person, by phone, or online. DVD and Blu-ray discs may be renewed once. Books, magazines, audiotapes, CDs and Playaways may be renewed twice. Museum passes and items on hold for another patron will not renew.

Late Charges

  • Books, magazines, CDs and audiobooks: $.10/day
  • DVD/Blu-ray: $.50/day
  • Museum passes: $5/day

Borrowing privileges are automatically suspended when total fees on a patron’s record exceed $10.00. Privileges will be restored upon full payment of fines. Charges for lost and damaged materials are based on replacement costs. Lost items that are found and returned within 60 days will be accepted for refund if they are in good condition. After 60 days, no refunds will be issued. Please note that other owning libraries may charge a different rate. You may use the audio/visual drop box for Blu-ray, DVD, and CDs.

Library Policies

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