Borrowing Materials

The Hanson Public Library is a member of the SAILS Library Network, which has over 70 member libraries in southeastern Massachusetts. Patrons have access to over four million items from member library collections and may request that materials from member libraries be delivered to Hanson for checkout.

Library Cards
Individuals 14 and older may sign up for a library card upon showing identification. A parent/guardian must sign the library card application for those under 14 years old.

Loan Periods & Late Fees
There is a maximum of $5 for late fees except for the Nooks, Sony Reader, and Kindle which have a maximum late fee of $20.

Item Loan Period Late Fee
New books 14 days 5¢ per day
Books 28 days 5¢ per day
DVDs 7 days $1 per day
TV Series DVDs 14 days $1 per day
Music CDs 14 days 5¢ per day
Audiobooks 14 days 5¢ per day
Computer & Wii Games 7 days $1 per day
Kits 14 days $1 per day
Magazines 7 days 5¢ per day
iPods & MP3 Players 14 days $1 per day
Nooks, Sony Reader, and Kindle 14 days $1 per day
Electricity Usage Monitors 14 days $1 per day

Library Notification via Phone, Email, or Text Message
Please let us know how you would like to be notified about overdue items and items ready for pickup. You may choose to receive an email, an automated phone call, or a text message. Whichever method you choose, if you provide us with your email address, you can also receive due date reminder notices and alerts when new materials by favorite authors are acquired by the library. Update your account in person or by filling out this form.