"FREEZE" YOUR RESERVES
Don't lose your place in line just because you're away or too busy
Go to the Minuteman catalog and log into your account using your library card and PIN.  Click on your holds and check off those you want to "freeze" on the right side of the screen. Click update list.   Icicles will appear around those titles you've frozen and they will stay frozen until you unfreeze them.  You will not lose your place on the reserve list. 
LONG RANGE PLAN 2010-2015

Click here to view the plan.


Our fax number is 508-429-0625
Fax service is available to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  The cost to send a fax is $3 for the first page and $1 per page after.  The cost to receive a fax is $1 per page. 
GETTING A LIBRARY CARD
Library cards are free and available to all Mass residents* regardless of the town of residency.  Identification with current address is required.  A piece of mail, a bill, paycheck, passport or check book with current address can be used with identification that does not have a current address.  Parents may use their ID to identify a child.  A replacement card for a lost or destroyed card is $1.  Cards are available in either traditional and keychain.  Patrons must present their cards each time to take out library materials.  The card is accepted in all Minuteman Library Network libraries. 
 
* We are not issuing cards to Millville residents at this time.  See below.
 

TO OUR PATRONS WHO ARE  MILLVILLE RESIDENTS*

 

In order for public libraries to be certified by the state and receive state aid funds, they must meet a list of minimum standards in regard to staffing, funding, hours open, money spent on materials and lending to other libraries.  The Millville Public Library is not meeting all these minimum standards and has lost its certification.  When this happens, libraries in certified municipalities, such as Holliston, are not required to lend library materials to the library in the non-certified community or its residents (605 CMR 4.01 (6a).)  The Trustees of the Holliston Public Library, along with many other local libraries, have decided not to loan materials to the Millville Public Library or Millville residents until the library is certified.  This was a difficult decision as our library has also suffered budget cuts in the last few years.  However, we feel this is the best way for us to help you and your library at this time.  We hope this will give you leverage to convince your town to fund your library to the minimum standards.

 

Please feel free to take advantage of our library’s reference services, attend our programs and use our computers.  However, you will not be able to take out books and other circulating materials from Holliston, even if you have a Minuteman card issued by us.  We sincerely hope this period of decertification is short and regret any curtailment of your library privileges.  We look forward to the day when the Millville Public Library regains its certification and we urge you to contact your town officials about this matter.

 

   


WHERE TO FIND IT AT THE LIBRARY
LOWER LEVEL
Children's Room      Public Meeting Room    Museum Passes    Book Drops
 
MAIN FLOOR
Adult Fiction    Audiobooks    Music     Movies    Tax Forms    Fax    Book Sale
Magazines    Reference
 
THIRD FLOOR
Young Adult/Teen Zone     Adult Non-fiction       Biographies
 
There are computers for public use on all three floors of the libirary.  Most support Microsoft Office as well as Internet access.  The wireless access can be used anywhere in the building. 
 

HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY FROM HOME

Go to www.hollistonlibrary.org and click "Catalog" and then "Log into My Account."

Log in using your library card number and PIN. If you do not have a PIN, you can set one up online or we can do it for you. Once you are in your account, you can search the catalog, reserve books, renew, check due dates, pay fines and fees by credit card and track books you've read-- 24 hours per day. You can also be notified about books being held for you or books that need to be returned by sharing your email with the library. We NEVER send spam or solicitations and it is illegal for us to share your email with anyone.


ABOUT THE MINUTEMAN LIBRARY NETWORK

Our library is a member of this network of 41 public and academic libraries. State funding provides delivery of books between libraries at no charge. You may take out or return books at any MLN public library.*  Your card is welcome in the public libraries listed below. 

Visit www.mln.lib.ma.us for information, hours and the websites of other MLN libraries. 
 
OTHER MLN LIBRARIES
Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Dean College, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Framingham State College, Franklin, LaSalle College, Lexington, Lincoln, Mass Bay Comm College, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Medway, Natick, Newbury College, Newton, Norwood, Pine Manor College, Somerville, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Winchester and Woburn
You may request books from any of these libraries and have them sent to Holliston for you to borrow.
 

BOOK DROPS

Located at the lower level of the library, these two boxes are open 24 hours for returns. Please do not put puppets or donations in the boxes.  Do not leave library materials outside the boxes. 


LIBRARY SERVICES
Internet access
Self-checkout
Museum passes
Homebound delivery
Fax
Tax forms
Proctoring of tests
Display space
Public meeting room
Wireless
Multiple copies for book clubs
Book Club
Programs for all ages
Art Exhibits