Ashland Public Library

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Use these links to download the 2020 Summer Reading Paper Log:

Copy and paste them into your browser, just like a webpage address

https://www.ashlandmass.com/DocumentCenter/View/6245/Summer-Reading-2020-Children-Paper-Reading-Log-JPG

https://www.ashlandmass.com/DocumentCenter/View/6246/Summer-Reading-2020-Children-Paper-Reading-Log-PDF

https://www.ashlandmass.com/DocumentCenter/View/6243/Summer-Reading-2020-Teen-and-Adult-Paper-Reading-Log-JPG

https://www.ashlandmass.com/DocumentCenter/View/6244/Summer-Reading-2020-Teen-and-Adult-Paper-Reading-Log-PDF

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.

Curbside pickup...

Any item that is marked as AVAILABLE in ASHLAND (see sample catalog search here) in the Minuteman catalog can be requested for curbside pickup.  Find the items that you want in the catalog (find.minlib.net) and place a hold listing Ashland as your pickup location.   If you don’t have internet access at home, please call the library at 508-881-0134 for staff assistance to place a hold. Your reserved items will be held for one week. Please note that statewide delivery is not available at this time so no items owned by other libraries may be requested for pickup in Ashland.

There will be a limit of 20 items per library card per day that can be picked up. This service is available to anyone with a valid Minuteman library card.

Pickup hours:

Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You will be notified by staff when your item(s) are ready for pickup. When you arrive at the library, please call the library at 508-881-0134 to let staff know you are here. Your items will be delivered to the table on the library patio (Main/Concord Street entrance) for you to take. If you need assistance, please let library staff know when you are contacted about pickup.

If you can drive, please do for the safety of our staff and patrons and please wear your face covering when you exit your car. If you arrive by bicycle or walk to the library, please wear your face covering and follow social distance guidelines.

Returning Items:

 Please use the library book returns located in the library parking lot and near the main entrance on Concord Street. Please note that only one bookdrop will be available for returns per day to allow for suggested quarantining. All items (including media) may be returned in the same bookdrop. If a bookdrop is locked, please do not attempt to force the slot open to return items. No items will be accepted in person by library staff. Based on CDC guidance given to the Institute for Museums and Library Services, any items that get returned will be quarantined. 

Museum Passes:

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

Please note that the library will not be accepting book or other materials donations until further notice. Please do not put any donations in the library bookdrops.

Free Summer Access to Comics here!

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. 

When will the library be open to the public? Updated on July 3, 2020

Curbside pickup of items available at the Ashland Public Library began on June 1st.  The pickup hours will be Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The library will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Is it possible to use a computer for just a few minutes to print something out, or to use the photocopier?

No, the building is closed to the public. Please check with Staples to see what services are available. Please call (508-881-8211) or visit Lucky Farms in Ashland, 1 West Union Street/ #4 if you need to fax a document.

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

No, we cannot accept donations until further notice.  Please do not put donated items in the library bookdrops.

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.

Can I request an item from another library?

Yes, interlibrary loan and statewide delivery have resumed.  There is a considerable backlog of items so please be patient!

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.  Massachusetts residents may obtain a library card by presenting a photo ID with proof of current address, or apply online. Children between the ages of 5 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian presenting proper identification. Lost library cards may be replaced for $1 with proper identification.



Click here to reserve a museum pass

Search the Minuteman Catalog

Overdrive Magazines are here!


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.


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.

Computers


Several computers are available for public use. Printing fees are $0.15 per sheet for black and white and $0.25 per sheet for color. Copies may be picked up and paid for at the front desk.  Scan documents to a USB or to your e-mail for free.



Photocopier


A photocopier is available for public use. Color copies are $.25 per sheet, black and white are $.15 per sheet.  



Inter Library Loan


The library staff would be happy to help you obtain materials from other libraries that are not found in our collection.






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.