Borrowing Information

Library Card Registration Form [Download Form]

To obtain a Minuteman Library Card from us, please download the form, fill it out and bring it to the Circulation Desk with your valid ID. You must bring proof of current address if your address does not match your picture ID. Children may obtain a library card when they are able to write their first and last name on the form and on their library card. The child's parent or legal guardian must be present with the child, provide a valid ID and sign the form.


Loan Periods

4 weeks —Most adult and children's books, audio books.

2 weeks — New adult books, Kindles (view more details), children's holiday books, children's kits, TDD.

1 week —DVDs, videos, Speed Read, CD-ROMs, periodicals.

1 day — Museum passes.

Fines and Charges

Fines are charged as follows for all library materials which are returned overdue:

Adult items — $ .20/day ($5.00 maximum)

CD-ROMs — $1.00/day ($5.00 maximum)

Children's items — $ .20/day ($2.00 maximum)

Computer printouts — $ .15/page

Copy machines — $ .15/page

DVDs/Videos — $1.00/day ($5.00 maximum)

Museum passes — $10.00/day ($20.00 maximum)

Speed read — $ .25/day

Lost/damaged items — Replacement cost - If the item is found, a refund minus any overdue fines will be made up to sixty days from the date of payment. Proof of payment is required for a refund. Please retain receipts received when payment is made at the library or print and retain the receipt when payment is made online by credit/debit card.

Returns
Items should be returned at the Circulation Desk. Outside book drops are also located at the Sudbury Road entrance for returns when the library is closed. Book drops are emptied one hour before closing. Items placed in drops after that time will be checked in the next business day, and may be subject to an overdue charge.

Renewals
Books with a 4 week loan may be renewed twice.  New books, all audio items, juvenile kits,  DVDs and videocassettes may be renewed once. Restrictions may apply. All other items are not renewable. Renewals may be made in person, via online catalog (with a PIN) or by telephone.


BookDirectToYou

Direct to you:
Home Delivery Service

Whether you have a short-term reason to be home or are homebound, Direct To You delivery service is designed to help Concord residents who cannot get to the Library.

The Library will deliver materials to you according to your individual requests. 

We have an extensive collection of book-on-tapes and on CDs. In addition, we have a variety of large print books. New items are being added regularly. You can select books, audio-books, music CDs, DVD or VHS movies.
 
For your initial deliveries you will be contacted by a librarian assigned to work with you. The librarian will discuss your choices with you and prepare the first deliveries.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this new service, please call the main library at 978-318-3301 and ask for a Direct To You home delivery representative.

Or click here for a Direct to You Request Form


Awesome BoxAwesome Box coming soon! Have you read an "awesome" book or watched an "awesome" DVD lately that you like to recommend to other patrons? When returning your "awesome" item, drop it in the Awesome Box found at Main and Fowler Libraries and it will appear on the web! [View Awesome Picks]

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