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32 Union Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Phone: (508) 378-1616
Fax: (508) 378-1617

Summer Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday 9 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Closed

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East Bridgewater Public Library Policies

Borrowing

If an item is not available, you may place a hold on the item from another library. You will be notified by phone or by email when the items are available and may pick them up at the main circulation desk. You have 7 days to pick up your holds once notified. Expired holds go back to owning library or to the next patron on the hold's list.

A library card is required to check out materials.

Loan Periods

New Books 14 Days
Books 28 Days
Books on CD 28 Days
Books on Tape 14 Days
CDs 14 Days
Magazines 14 Days
Videos/DVDs 7 Days
Museum Passes 1 Day

Renewals

Renewals may be requested online, in person, or by telephone. If the item is on hold for another patron, or has reached the maximum number of renewals, the renewal cannot be granted.

Overdue Fines

Late fees for Museum passes and DVDs are $1.00 per day, up to a $10 total. All other items are 10¢ per day, up to a $2.00 total.

Lost Cards

There is a $1.00 fee for a replacement card. The first card is issued free.

Lost or Damaged Items

Patrons are required to pay full replacement cost for the item.

Other Services

A fax machine is available to send faxes for $1.00 per page. Copy machine is 15¢ per copy.

Internet Policy

In order to use the computer, you must have a valid SAILS Library Card with no overdue fines in excess of $10 and no lost items on record.

Only 2 people may use a computer at one time; both must have a signed policy on file.

Computer users are expected to observe the library’s Code of Behavior.

Non-library disks/programs are allowed upon approval.

Library staff is available for basic computer use guidance.

Computer/printer problems should be reported to library staff immediately. Parents/guardians of minor children must agree to accept responsibility for their child while using the library’s Internet connection.

Internet users 11 years of age and under must have a parent/guardian with them at the computer at all times.

The EBPL makes every effort to ensure computer users privacy, security and confidentiality with regard to internet use.

All computer users, adult and minors, are expected to comply with all state and federal laws regarding the following:
Prohibited use of library equipment to access material that is obscene, or harmful to minors (i.e. Child Pornography)
Unauthorized access, including “hacking” and other unlawful online activities.
Damaging or attempting to damage computer equipment or software.
Sending harassing messages to other computer users.
Violating copyright laws and software licensing agreement.

Neither the East Bridgewater Public Library Board of Trustees, East Bridgewater Public Library staff, nor the Town of East Bridgewater will be held for any negative consequences that may occur as a result of a patron’s use of the library’s Internet connections.
Approved, Board of Library Trustees          June 20, 2005

General Library Policies

In Order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our patrons, the following are NOT PERMITTED in the Library:

  • Food or Drink
  • Use of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Smoking or use of tobacco products
  • Solicitation of any type
  • Sexual activity in the Library building and on Library grounds
  • Sleeping
  • Destruction or theft of Library materials or property
  • Disruptive or rowdy conduct
  • Threatening or harassing language or behavior
  • Bathing or shaving in public restrooms
  • Weapons
  • Entry to non-public areas except by invitation or approval of Library personnel

Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
The Library reserves the right to expel any person whose behavior is disrupting or whose actions interfere with the use of the Library by other patrons.