Borrowing Materials with Your Library Card

Borrowing Guidelines

Your library card entitles you to borrow books, movies, and other materials from your Library or any other library within the SAILS Library system. You may also request materials from any SAILS library at the Circulation Desk, by phone, or online, and have them delivered to the library of your choice. Most materials may be returned to any library (although there are exceptions such as video games). For a full list of available materials see the Library Collection. To search the collection please log in to the Library Catalog.

Loan Periods & Late Charges*
    * For items checked out from the Middleborough Public Library. Other libraries will have different loan periods and late charges.

Material Type Checks out for Late Charge
Books 4 weeks 10¢ per day
New Books 2 weeks 10¢ per day
  Overdrive Downloadable AudioBooks
2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Magazines 2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Museum Passes 1 Day $5.00 day / $25.00 max.
Music CDs & Cassettes 2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Puppets 2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Software 2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Videos (DVDs & VHS)

1 Week

10¢ per day
2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Inter Library Loan   *(All ILL and Vircat items MUST be returned to the Library where they were borrowed.)
  InterLibrary Loan Requests   (ILL) Loan periods vary. ILL Requests may also involve fees and other loan restrictions. $1.00 per day
  Virtual Catalog Requests   (Virtcat) 4 weeks 10¢ per day

Lost or Long Overdue Items & Blocked Accounts

  • Library cards may not be used if fines exceed $5.00
  • Library cards may not be used if patrons have long-term, and/or excessive overdue materials.
  • If your card is lost or stolen, please contact the circulation desk immediately at (508)946-2470.
  • Do not lend your card to others. You are responsible for any items checked out on your card.
  • If you lose library materials, you will be charged the replacement cost