Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Commonwealth Catalog is currently closed. Updates will be forthcoming in the following weeks.
If you are unable to locate an item in the SAILS Library Network, then try the Commonwealth Catalog as your next step.The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond the SAILS Library Network. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for pickup. Items requested through the Commonwealth Catalog may take longer to arrive than items requested in the SAILS online catalog.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If you are unable to locate the item you want in either the SAILS catalog or the Commonwealth Catalog, then you may request the item through interlibrary loan. We will attempt to obtain the item from a U.S. library. If available, the item will be delivered right to your local library for pickup. You may also request magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. To make a request, fill out our online form, call 781-293-2151 x106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Items requested through ILL may take longer to arrive than items requested through other methods.