Ashland Public Library
Our regular hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
We have a new Minuteman Catalog! Try our shiny and new catalog that has some wonderful features (including our staff picks - my personal favorite ~Meena) and all of the formats of a book in one place. Play around with it, you will love it! Log in with your current card and PIN, make sure to go to your account to transfer your reading history.
And, if you don't, we welcome your feedback. We have much more say in the look and functionality of this catalog than we did with the old one so we're happy to make the changes that we can.
The old one is still live for several more months if you'd like to give it a going away party 🙂
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.
Please check museum websites for updates regarding operating hours and visitor information. Click here for information on library pass availability.
Can you suggest some books to support discussions about racism and diversity ?
I want to donate books. Can I drop them off at the library?
We are accepting donations on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10-1pm. A volunteer will be available in the parking lot to help if needed. You may also use our convenient donation bin located just inside the parking lot entrance any time the library is open.
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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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. Massachusetts residents may obtain a library card by presenting a photo ID with proof of current address, or apply online.
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.
Ashland Public Library
66 Front Street
Ashland, MA 01721
Monday - Thursday:
10am - 8pm
10am - 5pm
9am - 4pm
Phone will be answered during open hours
Computer Use and Study Rooms:
Computers and printing are available during our open hours.
Study rooms can be used for 2 hours with a limit of 4 hours per person/group per day, first come first served.
Please contact the library at 508-881-0134 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions