Ashland Public Library

Summer Reading is Here!

June 16 - August 14, 2021

Click here to register the whole family - summer reading is for everyone!:
https://ashlandmass.beanstack.com/

Schools out and APL Summer Reading is in! This year, we're using Beanstack again for all kinds of reading challenges for kids, teens, and adults. The more you read, the more opportunities you have for end of summer prizes. 

Sign up, get all of the details, and start reading today. For the kids, you can also walk into the children's room anytime to grab a paper log - we have all of the options!

Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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Mask Guidelines


As per Ashland Town Guidance when visiting the APL:

  • Non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue social distancing.
  • All visitors to the library are requested to wear a face-covering if unvaccinated.
  • For the safety of our youngest patrons, face-coverings will be required in the Library's Children's Room.

Our current hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
*Please note, that we will be answering phones during our open hours

Food is not allowed, covered drinks will be

Two hours of computer and study room use is allowed per day. First come first served. 

New Curbside Pick Up Details:

  • Request materials using the online catalog
  • You will be notified via email when your item(s) are ready
  • Your email notification will include a link to a Google form for you to choose a day for pick up
  • Come by the library any time during the library's open hours on your pick up day
  • Pick up your bagged item(s) from the lobby of the Concord St. entrance - they will already be checked out to you

Please call 508-881-0134 or email library@ashlandmass.com with any questions. 

We are looking forward to seeing you!
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Returning Items:

All book drops are open and you can return items in the building!  All items (including media) may be returned in the same book drops, although we do have an outdoor one labelled just for media if you're being super cautious (which we appreciate!). If a book drop is locked, please do not attempt to force the slot open to return items. We will no longer be quarantining returned materials. 

Museum Passes:

Please check museum websites for updates regarding operating hours and visitor information.  Click here for information on library pass availability.

FAQs:

Can you suggest some books to support discussions about racism and diversity ?

Yes, these titles are part of the Ashland Public Library collection. Eighteen additional titles have recently been added to the collection. 

I want to donate books.  Can I drop them off at the library?

We are accepting donations on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11-2pm. You can bring 2 bags or 2 small boxes to the Friends donation room at that time. 

What is my PIN?

When we issue library cards, we set the PIN as the last four digits of your library card number (barcode on the back of the library card).  If that doesn't work, it means you likely personalized it through "My Account".  If you can't remember your personalized PIN, please call the library 508 881-0134 and we can reset it.  Staff will be available Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

I don’t have a library card. Can I get one online?

Yes, please scroll down to “Get a Library Card” for the link to apply online.

What can I access with my temporary online card?

State-provided online research databases within Massachusetts only and our digital catalog

Get a Library Card

Ashland is a member of the Minuteman Library Network.  When in-library services resume, Massachusetts residents may obtain a library card by presenting a photo ID with proof of current address, or apply online

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Overdrive Magazines are here!



Introducing hoopla!

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.  Click here to sign up using your Ashland Public Library card and download up to 5 items per month.

Introducing Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service providing access to more than 30,000 films and documentaries from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS, A24, and the Criterion Collection. Ashland residents with Ashland Public Library cards will be able to watch 4 films per month.
Set up your account at: 
https://ashlandmass.kanopy.com 
Then, download the Kanopy app on any of your devices to begin watching.


Minuteman Mobile App


The Minuteman mobile app puts the library in your pocket!  Look for the Minuteman Library Network in the App Store and Google Play and download the app to your smartphone or tablet.  Search the catalog, renew items, manage your holds and check out items using your camera's phone or use your digital library card to check out items at one of our staff assisted checkout stations.






New Mobile App

 
The Minuteman mobile app puts the library in your pocket!  Look for the Minuteman Library Network in the App Store and Google Play and download the app to your smartphone or tablet.  Search the catalog, renew items, manage your holds and use your digital library card to check out items at the library.