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In observance of Patriots' Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, April 15, 2024. The Library will reopen for normal hours on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get a Library Card?

  • To get a physical card you will need:
    • A photo ID or other State-accepted form of identification;
    • Proof of your current address (if it is not listed on your ID) such as mail or a bill showing your current address.
    • Applicants younger than 16 will need to have a parent or legal guardian with them.
  • You can get a temporary online Library card good for for two months.
    • Online cards will enable you to access online resources and place holds for Library materials.
    • You will need to get a physical card after the online card expires or the first time you wish to check out materials from a SAILS library.

Where can I use my Middleborough Library Card?

  • You may use your Middleborough Library Card at any of more than 50 public libraries in the SAILS Library Network.
  • According to Massachusetts Law any resident of Massachusetts may use any public library in the state, however; you will need to register your card with each Library network separately.
    • Take your valid Middleborough or SAILS Library Card and register at any public libary in the state in order to use their materials and resources.
    • That Library may contact your home Library in order to verify the status of your account.

What do I do if my card is lost, stolen or damaged?

  • Please report stolen cards as soon as possible at (508) 946-2470 or
    • There is a $1 replacement fee for lost or stolen library cards.
    • Damaged cards will be replaced for free provided you bring what's left of it with you.

Can I pay my Library fines online?

Yes.  Library fines can be paid online using a credit or debit card.  To pay your fines:

  •  Go to the account login page and select My Account
  • Select the "fines' tab, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Pay Fines."
  • Enter your credit or debit card information where indicated. 
    • All payments are protected by SSL Certification.
    • This payment system complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
    • SAILS and the Middleborough Public Library do not collect or store any personal information or card processing data during these transactions.
  • There will be an 85¢ processing fee for each transaction (not for each fine).
  • You can pay fines from any SAILS Library.  You cannot pay for lost or damaged items using this method.