FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help answer your inquiries! Can’t find your question below? Feel free to contact us directly.

Any resident of Massachusetts is welcome to get a library card.

Additionally, non-residents who work, own property, or attend school in Massachusetts are qualified to apply for a library card.

For more information or to apply for a card online, visit here.

All Medfield Library materials circulate for two weeks and may be renewed 5 times, with the exception of items marked with a green “Quick” label .

Materials marked with a green “Quick” label have a shortened loan period, higher late fines, and cannot be renewed. For more information, ask a librarian.

All library materials accrue a 25¢/day, per item late fee, with the exception of ‘Quick’ items.

‘Quick’ items are $1.00/day, per item.

Massachusetts General Law (Ch. 78, Sec. 7) states that circulation records of library materials are confidential.

If you wish to grant another patron access to your account, visit the circulation desk to fill out a Shared Accounts form. (Permission may be terminated at any time).

With the exception of quick items, library materials can be renewed up to five times as long as no other patrons are waiting the item.

You can manage your library account online by visiting here.

A PIN is required to access your account online and can be obtained by following the directions on the My Account login page or by creating one in person or by phone.

Online account access allows you to renew items, see when items are due, request items from other libraries, set up a reading log, or freeze requests while you’re away.

The Minuteman Network is a group of 42 area libraries that share resources and open their collections to any Minuteman patron. Unless stated otherwise, library items can be returned to any Minuteman library.

Minuteman Libraries:
Acton
Arlington
Ashland
Bedford
Brookline
Cambridge
Concord
Dedham
Dover
Framingham
Franklin
Holliston
Lexington
Lincoln
Maynard
Medfield
Medford
Medway
Millis
Natick
Needham
Newton
Norwood
Sherborn
Somerville
Stow
Sudbury
Waltham
Watertown
Wayland
Wellesley
Weston
Westwood
Winchester
Woburn
Dean College
Framingham State
Lasell College
MassBay
Mount Ida College
Pine Manor College
Regis College

Yes! Notary services are available at the library Monday-Saturday.

Yes, the library has a fax machine. Each fax is $1/page and this service is cash only.

Food and covered drinks are allowed in the library.