Library's Circulation Desk is located on the main floor.
You will see it as soon as you enter the building! Come
to the desk to apply for a library
card and to borrow and return materials. Four online
catalogs are available on this level to search for materials,
place holds, and review patron library records. Although
the staff is happy to assist you in getting the books
you want and conducting short searches, our goal is to
encourage independent library use. We are always available
to assist patrons and provide guidance in learning to
use the online catalogs. On
the main floor of the Library near the Circulation Desk
you will find the following material:
Residents may apply for a Library card
at the Circulation Desk.
Identification with the applicant's address (e.g. a driver's
license) is required in order to receive a card. All residents
of Duxbury are eligible as are residents of non-Old Colony
Library Network (OCLN) communities who do not already
have an OCLN Library card. A patron must have a valid
library card with them to borrow materials. A $5.00 fee
will be charged to replace a lost library card.
Children and students through grade
8 are encouraged to apply for a library card in the Children's
Department. Through grade 8, applicants must have a parent's
signature and proof of residency in order to obtain a
All patrons are required to have a library
card with them to borrow materials.
and non-fiction books
|Audiobooks & Playaways
|Wii & Xbox Games
|Other OCLN libraries may assign different loans & fees for their materials.
held by members of the Old Colony Library Network:
You can place a request
or hold on most items that you find in the online catalog.
You can do this from home, at one of the online catalogs
in the library, or with the assistance of a librarian. To
do this yourself, you will need your library card number,
also referred to as the user id and a PIN number. The default
PIN is OCLN. After your initial login you will be asked to change your PIN. Once you have placed a hold on an item, the
first available copy in the network will be sent to the
library that you have selected in the holds process as your
pickup library. When the library receives the item, you
will be notified by either phone,
email, or text message.
Items not held by
members the Old Colony Library Network:
If the item you want is not in our network, you can still
request it through our
Inter-library loan (ILL) service. Go to the Reference
Desk on the upper level or call 934-2721, ext. 131 or email
us to request a title via ILL.
Patrons who wish to receive holds notification via email
rather than by phone may provide email addresses
to the circulation staff. This email address will be included
in the patron record. Email notices will be generated on
the same schedule as paper notices.
If you think the Library's collection would benefit
from owning a particular item we encourage you to suggest
a purchase. Your input is important to us. Please understand
that funding is finite and we may not elect to purchase
If you have a purchase suggestion provide via
email us with the author's name and title of the work.
Supplying us with the publisher, date of publication, cost,
ISBN and format (book, tape, CD, etc.) will help us better
identify an item. Finally please provide your name and phone
number so that we might contact you if we need clarification.
Thank you for you support and interest.
|All library materials
are checked out at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level.
A patron must have a valid library card with them to borrow
materials. Patrons are encouraged to check out their own materials
yet family members may be allowed to check out for each other.
The only items restricted to in-library use are reference
items, newspapers and the newest issues of magazines.
Patrons are discouraged from allowing friends or unrelated
persons to use their library card. It is the responsibility
of the patron to return all materials on time, pay all overdue
charges and to pay replacement costs for lost or damaged items
that have been checked out on their cards.
most circumstances, a patron may check out unlimited library
materials. Checkout is not restricted by number, type of material
or patron age. Patrons are blocked from checking out if they
owe more than $10.00.
| Patrons are encouraged
to return library materials by their due date to avoid fines
and to make the items available for other patrons. Two-week
loan periods allow a three-day
grace period. Items returned within the grace period incur
no fine. If an item is returned after the grace period, the
fine accrues from the due date to the actual date that the
item is checked in. One-week loan periods do not include a
grace period. Museum Passes must be returned to the circulation
desk or in the book drop on the day in which they are borrowed.
Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy to patrons.
are responsible for all library materials that they check
out. If a patron loses a piece of a library item, such as
a cassette, they will be required to pay a replacement cost.
In the unfortunate event that a patron loses an entire library
item, such as a book, they will be charged the replacement
cost for that item. If library staff determines that an item
has been damaged beyond repair and will not circulate, the
patron will be charged the replacement cost of that item. If the item belongs to another library, that library will assess replacement costs.
may access their library record or account in the library
at the on-line public access catalog computer terminals
located throughout the library, or on-line from home. Two
pieces of information are required: (1) the "user id" which
is the barcode number on the back of you library card and
(2) a PIN number. Patrons may review what they have checked
out and renew the materials if they choose. Initially the
library computer system assigns the acronym of the network,
OCLN (Old Colony Library Network), as the patron PIN. Patrons
will need to change their PINs by following the steps provided.
items can be renewed unless holds have been placed against
them. Renewals can be accomplished in person, or by telephone,
with the assistance of the circulation staff. Items can also
be renewed from home on-line, by accessing your account, or
in the library at the on-line public access computer terminals.
High demand items and best-selling novels are often unavailable
for renewal. Each library sets the parameters for the number
of times in which an item can be renewed.
renew an item, go to the Library Catalog, and then click on Manage My Account. You will need to type your user ID (the barcode number on your
library card) and PIN.
the library is open, all materials may be returned to the
designated return area of the circulation desk. In addition,
the building book drop at the campus entrance remains open
for returns at all times. The freestanding book drop at the
lower level of the main entrance is open for returns when
the library is closed.
assist the library in offering customer oriented services
that include holds notification and overdue reminders, patrons
should notify circulation staff anytime there is a change
in address, telephone number, or email.