Library Cards & Borrowing

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. You can also sign up for a temporary card online for immediate access to our digital library and to start placing holds on materials. You must come to the library with identification to pick up your physical card.

Loan Periods & Late Fees

ItemLoan PeriodLate FeeMaximum Fee
New Books14 days$0
Books28 days$0
DVDs14 days$0
Music CDs14 days$0
Audiobooks14 days$0
Wii Games14 days$0
Magazines14 days$0
Commonwealth Catalog & Interlibrary Loan Items28 days5¢ per day$2
Library of Things Items (including Mobile Hotspots)14 days$1 per day$20
Museum Passes1 day$5 per day$25

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.

SAILS Mobile App
The SAILS Mobile app offers a new level of access to everything our library network has to offer – wherever you are and whenever you need it! Use the SAILS Mobile app to search the SAILS catalog, manage your and your family members’ accounts, and find libraries in the network to see if they’re currently open, and decide what events you want to attend. To enhance your Hanson Public Library experience, get the SAILS Mobile app today through the Google Play and Apple stores.