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
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.

ItemLoan PeriodLate Fee
New books14 days5¢ per day
Books28 days5¢ per day
DVDs7 days$1 per day
TV Series DVDs14 days$1 per day
Music CDs14 days5¢ per day
Audiobooks14 days5¢ per day
Computer & Wii Games7 days$1 per day
Kits14 days$1 per day
Magazines7 days5¢ per day
iPods & MP3 Players14 days$1 per day
Nooks and Kindles14 days$1 per day
Electricity Usage Monitors14 days$1 per day
Mobile Hotspots7 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.