Anyone may use the materials and services of the library. In order to borrow materials from the library you must have a valid library card. Library cards are available free of charge to all adults and children 5 years of age and older. Family cards are available for families with younger children. Stop at the Circulation Desk and present your driver’s license or another form of identification that includes your mailing address.
You PIN or Personal identification Number is the last four digits of your contact phone that was used to create your account.
Your library card allows you to borrow any of the more than two million items located at the libraries in the SAILS Library Network, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, large print books, magazines, CDs, e-books and downloadables, and museum passes as well as resources unique to the Raynham Library.
There is a $2.00 replacement charge for a lost card.
|Item||Loan Period||Late Fee per Day|
|Books||4 weeks||.15 / $5.00 maximum|
|New Books||2 weeks||.15 / $5.00 maximum|
|Magazines||2 weeks||.15 / $4.00 maximum|
|DVDs||1 week||$1.00 / $7.00 maximum|
|DVD Set||2 week||$1.00 / $7.00 maximum|
|Audio Books||4 week||.15 / $5.00 maximum|
|Music CD||4 week||.15 / $5.00 maximum|
|Museum Passes||1 day||$5.00 / $20.00 maximum|
Most library items can be renewed if there are no holds on the item and there are no outstanding fines. You can renew online or call the library (508-823-1344).
Popular books are in great demand. It’s best to place a hold on any item that you want to read. A hold will ensure that you receive the item as soon as it becomes available. We will notify you that the item is waiting you for at the library.
Items are generally held for you for five (5) days.
You can place a hold on any item in the SAILS catalog as well as the Virtual Catalog, the public catalog of Massachusetts libraries outside of the SAILS network. There is no charge for borrowing through the Virtual Catalog.
If you have accumulated fines of $10.00 or more, or have more than 6 overdue items, the SAILS network will not allow you to borrow any items until the fines have been paid or items returned.
An ALT ID is a shortcut for logging into the system. Once your library has set up your ALT ID, you will no longer need to type in your entire barcode number. Type in your ALT ID and your PIN number for easy access to your account and special features only available to library patrons.
The Raynham Public Library begins the reopening phase that allows for limited capacity in the building by appointment on Wednesday, July 8. You cannot enter the library without an appointment.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
You can schedule a 30-minute appointment up to three days in advance on the library’s event calendar or by calling 508.823.1344. Appointments can be made between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Here are a few things that will ensure your appointment is safe and will run smoothly:
Curbside pickup is still available by request. You do not need to enter the building (or make a reservation) for curbside pickup in the front lobby. All Holds are considered Curbside.