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.
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
There is a maximum of $5 for late fees, except for the Nooks and Kindles which have a maximum late fee of $20 and mobile hotpots which have a maximum late fee of $25.
|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 and Kindles||14 days||$1 per day|
|Electricity Usage Monitors||14 days||$1 per day|
|Mobile Hotspots||7 days||$5 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.