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Library Cards & Borrowing

Getting a card

To get a library card, you can register online and pick your library card up later or fill out a brief form in the library. Adults will need current photo identification (e.g. drivere’s license) that confirms your name and address. Additional information:

        MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS

In compliance with State Regulations, the library issues a card free of charge to any resident of Massachusetts with proper identification and proof of current address. A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature is required for children under 18 to get cards.

NON-RESIDENTS

We charge residents of other states a $65.00 annual user fee to get a library card that entitles you to all of the services offered by the library. If you are employed by the town of Seekonk you are eligible for a card free of charge; please bring proof of employment.

Borrowing Rules

        LOAN PERIOD

1 Day Museum Passes (fine $1/day)
1 Week DVDs
Magazines
2 Weeks New Fiction, i.e. up to 6 months old
Audiobooks
CDs
Holiday books
Video Games
4 Weeks All other books

The Late Fine is $0.15/day for each item unless noted otherwise

RENEWALS

  • Most material may be renewed twice – by phone, in person, or  by logging on to the SAILS e-Catalog.
  • Items on reserve for other patrons may not be renewed.
  • Materials borrowed from another library are subject to the rules of that library
  • Items borrowed through the Virtual Catalog may not be renewed
  • Requests to renew items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be sent to the Adult Services Librarians.

RETURNS

  • All materials except museum passes may be returned to any library in the SAILS system.
  • Museum passes must be returned to the owning library.

RESERVING ITEMS

  • You may reserve any circulating item.
  • You may reserve items yourself using the online library catalog.
  • Library staff will also be happy to assist you in person or by phone.
  • You will be called, sent a text or sent e-mail when the reserved items are available
  • Museum passes may be reserved online or by calling Adult Services.