Have you lost your library card?
In connection with National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015), we will be offering free replacement library cards during the month of April! (Limit 1 per patron.)
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
Celebrate by reading a poem every day! Sign up and get previously unpublished poems by contemporary poets, as well as classic poems, delivered daily to your inbox. Check out these local venues for poetry events.
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Support the Library - purchase through Amazon Smile!
Friends of the Northborough Library have become part of the
Amazon Smile program.
Go to the website smile.amazon.com. It will ask you
which charity you would like to support, type in "Friends of the Northborough
Library” and choose the Friends from the list.Then change the Amazon button on your browser to an Amazon Smile button. About 0.5% of the purchase
price of everything you buy on Amazon will go to support the library!
The Friends’ money flows to the library in many ways: purchasing many museum passes
available to patrons; supporting the summer reading programs for children,
teens and adults; financing three library pages who shelve books; paying for
the library website, and much more.
Please help support the Northborough Library by
participating in this program.
Find help using
the Library Catalog
Reserve Books & Movies
Renew - Make Lists
If you or someone you know can no longer read regular books, you are probably eligible for free service through the Talking Book Library in Worcester. Go to
FOR SAFETY AND SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW
Our Parking Lot is One-Way Traffic
Remember to follow the arrows and signs: please drive counterclockwise as you enter the lot. Only the driveway is two-way. Thank you!
NO SMOKING ON TOWN PROPERTY
The Northborough Board of Health voted, in summer 2013, that no
tobacco use would be allowed on the grounds of town buildings, which
includes parking lots, sidewalks, and yards.
We ask your cooperation in observing this regulation.
Occasionally a library CD will get stuck in a multi-disc player. Please use at your own risk. Thank you.
The position of Library Director will be available as of July 1, 2015, due to the retirement of current Director Jean Langley. Recruitment is currently underway. For details, please see the Town of Northborough website.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT LIBRARY CARDS
Patrons who have been picking up holds for family members (spouse, child, parent) will need to bring the other person’s library card starting May 1. The reasons for this change in practice are:
1.Security. When we use your barcode we automatically get the correct patron record. Looking up the name of your family member requires typing in the name, which leads to a drop-down menu that may have other people by the same name. Or your family member may have a different last name, making it more difficult to find the right person.
2.Confidentiality. Most family members share their information with others in the household, but there are cases when one family member may want privacy in their reading material.
3.Efficiency. It takes longer for us to type in the identifying information, slowing transaction time.
4.Consistency. Neighboring libraries follow this practice (for the most part).
Alternatives to having the physical card of the family member:
1) Have a photo of the barcode on your cell phone; 2) Use an app such as KeyRing to capture the barcode; 3) Bring a legible photocopy; 4) Have your family member contact us with specific permission for you to pick up holds; 5) Place the holds under the library card of the person who is going to pick them up
- OneClickdigital provides instant access to audiobooks downloadable onto your PC, smartphone or e-reader. After a quick setup with your Northborough library card number, audiobooks will literally be one click away.
- Consumer Reports Online is the newest addition to our database collection. Enjoy easy access to reviews, comparisons and articles on everything from cars to coffee.
Introducing a new service for use with your iPad or other tablet!
Enjoy magazines such as Newsweek, Popular Photography, Rolling Stone, HGTV Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic Interactive, and more!
You will need your Northborough library card barcode number.
New Purchases at Northborough Library
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