Sunday, April 21st: The Library is closed in observance of Easter.

Borrowing Information

Pile of BooksBorrowing 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 and museum passes*).  For a full list of available materials see the Library Collection.  To search the collection access 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
AudioBooks  2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Magazines 2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Museum Passes
 (*Return to Middleborough Library ONLY)
1 Day $5.00 day / $25.00 max.
Music CDs 2 Weeks 10¢ per day
(*Return to Middleborough Library ONLY)
2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Software 2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Video Games
 (*Return to Middleborough Library ONLY)
2 Weeks 10¢ per day
Videos (DVDs) 
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
  Commonwealth Catalog Requests   (ComCat) 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