Policies

Accessibility

The Taunton Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Notification for accommodations must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of all programs and activities and for some services. To request an accommodation for any of the Library’s programs, services, or activities, please inform the Library Director of your accommodation request. Please call 508-821-1410 or email ddelano@sailsinc.org .

Loan Periods & Fines

Books / Books on CD

Loan Period: 4 weeks

Fine rate: 5 cents per day late not to exceed $2.00 per item

CD (music)

Loan Period: 1 week

Fine rate: 5 cents per day late not to exceed $2.00 per item

DVD/Videocassettes

Loan Period: 1 or 2 weeks

Fine rate: $1.00 per day late not to exceed $10.00 per item

4 dvds/videos in any combination may be checked out per card

Magazines

Loan Period: 2 weeks

Replacements

Replacement for lost/damaged materials: full cost of item.

Renewals
  • One renewal may be allowed on Taunton items.
  • Items will automatically renew once as long as the items are not on hold to another patron.
  • Renew online here by logging into My Account with your user id (library card barcode with no spaces) and pin (last four digits of phone) or by contacting the library at 508-821-1410.

Youth Services

Program Registration Policies

Some programs available in the Youth Services require advanced registration. Due to the demand for children’s programs, the library has created the following policies in order to ensure the registration process is transparent and fair to all library patrons:

  • Registration will begin at 9:00 AM on the day specified on the program’s flier or on the library’s website. Registration will NOT begin any earlier than the specified date.
  • If there is an age requirement for a library program, only children who meet the specified age requirement will be registered for that program.
  • Parents/caregivers may register their children for programs in person or over the telephone. No email registrations will be accepted.
  • Registration is done on a “first come, first serve” basis. If all slots have been filled, childrens’ names will be added to a waitlist. Should a slot open up, the library staff will call the names on the list in order.
  • Parents/caregivers may only register their own children for library programs. Parents/caregivers may NOT register friends or other family members for programs.
  • If your child is unable to attend a program, please call the library to cancel so that the spot may be filled as soon as possible.
  • If a parent or caregiver brings more than 4 children to a program, another adult must accompany them to provide additional supervision.
Renewals

One renewal may be allowed on Taunton items. Renew online here by logging into My Account with your user ID (library card barcode, with no spaces) and PIN (last four digits of phone), or by contacting Youth Services at 508-821-1412.

Computer / Internet Use

Wifi

Free Wireless access is available throughout the library.

Printing

Two 15 minute printing stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the first floor lobby. No library card or reservation is required to use this.

Printing is $0.15 per page, cash only.

Internet Stations

For patrons wishing to use library computers located in the reference area for internet access you must have a library card in good standing.

Use is limited to 1 hour with an additional hour granted depending upon availability for a total of 2 hours per day.

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but reservations can be made by calling the reference department and will be held until 10 minutes past the time.

All internet stations have Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) installed.

The computer and internet policy is displayed on every computer start-up screen and patrons must read and click accept before proceeding.