"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.  We also have a scanner to allow you to scan documents, turn them into PDFs and email or save them on a flash drive.  There is no charge and we will help you use the scanner.

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. Patrons may also get an e-card online that is good for 30 days. 
A temporary card number will be issued.  Make it permanent by stopping into a Minuteman Library within that 30 days.

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    Scanner   Conference Room  
 
THIRD FLOOR
Young Adult/Teen Zone     Adult Non-fiction       Biographies    Reference
Conference Room
 
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 43 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. 

Visit Minuteman for information, hours and the websites of other MLN libraries. 
 
You may request books from any Minuteman library 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
 
 

CAN'T FIND THE BOOK YOU NEED IN MINUTEMAN?
You may borrow books from other library networks
The Commonwealth Catalog allows you to search beyond local resources.  Please have your library card and PIN ready.