Ashland Public Library

Announcement:


The Library will be closed Saturday May 28th - Monday May 30th in observance of Memorial Day Weekend. You can still access all of our digital platforms during this time. 

Our hours:

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

If you would like to come in to pick up your holds, we've made this short video on using the Minuteman Library App for Self Checkout. Of course, the librarians will be available to help with checkout, too.

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Mask Guidelines


The mask mandate has been lifted in Ashland but we recommend that patrons continue to wear masks in our Children's Room to keep our littlest visitors safe. 

Thank you!


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 10-1pm. 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

Click here to reserve a museum pass


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Overdrive Magazines are here!



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.

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.