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East Bridgewater Public Library Policies

Borrowing Policy

If an item is not available, you may place a hold on the item from another library. You can be notified by phone, email or text – depending on your preference at the time of Library card registration — 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 will return to the owning library or to the next patron on the items hold list.

A library card is required to check out materials.

  • To obtain a library card, apply in person at the library and present a photo ID and proof of address.
  • Children may get a library card when they can write their first names.
  • Your library PIN is usually the last four digits of your phone number.
  • Please inform the library as soon as possible if you have lost your library card or there is a change to your contact information.
  • Click here to register for a temporary library card to be able to place holds and access eBooks and eAudiobooks immediately.
  • For additional account question, please click here to visit SAILS account help.

Loan Periods

  • New Books 14 Days
  • Books 28 Days
  • Audiobooks 28 Days
  • CDs 14 Days
  • Magazines 14 Days
  • DVDs 7 Days
  • Outdoor games  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, a renewal cannot be granted.

Overdue Fines

Late fees for Museum Passes and adult 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 or Damaged Items

Patrons are required to pay full replacement cost for the item.  East Bridgewater Public Library does not assess a processing fee; other libraries within the SAILS network may.

Bulletin Board Policy

Our Bulletin Board Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Code of Behavior Policy

Our Code of Behavior Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Community Room Use Policy

Our Community Room Use Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Exhibit Policy

Our Exhibit Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Internet and Online Safety Policy

Our Internet Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Social Media Policy

Our Social Media Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Service Animal Policy

Our Service Animal Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Unattended Child Policy

Our Unattended Child Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Volunteer Policy

Our Volunteer Policy is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.

Volunteer Application

Our Volunteer Application is a downloadable PDF file. Click to open.