Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park when I visit the library?

The Attleboro Public Library is located next to an Attleboro municipal parking lot. Library visitors may park along the back fence free of charge for up to three hours or along the stone wall adjacent to the library free of charge for up to a half an hour. If you park in any other parking spot, you are expected to pay 40¢ an hour by purchasing a voucher at the machine in the center of the parking lot.

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On which holidays is the library closed?

  • New Year‘s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Patriots’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

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What are the library’s hours of operation?

The library is open the following hours:

  • Monday 8:30 to 8:30
  • Tuesday 8:30 to 4:30
  • Wednesday 8:30 to 8:30
  • Thursday 8:30 to 8:30
  • Friday 8:30 to 4:30
  • Saturday 8:30 to 4:30*

*Closed Saturdays during the summer
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How can I get a library card?

You may register for a library card in person or Register ONLINE
Either way, you will need to validate your registration by bringing to the library proof of your local address. This could be either an ID or a piece of mail that has been postmarked.

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Why did I get a message asking me to renew my card?

In order to ensure that we keep accurate records, library cards expire once a year. You may call the library or come in person to renew your card. You will be asked to confirm your address and contact information.

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How can I renew the items checked out on my card?

You can renew items online through the “My Accounts” page of the catalog (http://sails.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/aboromain). You can also renew items in person or over the phone.

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Can I return items I check out at the Attleboro Public Library to another library?

The Attleboro Public Library is part of the SAILS library network. This means you can return items borrowed from Attleboro to other SAILS libraries or vice versa.

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What is my PIN?

Most likely, your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number.

If that doesn’t work, please submit a request to Recover PIN

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What should I do if I lose my library card?

You are responsible for any items checked out on your account. If you think you have lost your card, please contact the Attleboro Public Library so that we can block access to your account. Replacement cards can be purchased for $1.00 at the circulation desk; please bring an ID with you when requesting a new library card.

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How can I ask a librarian a question?

Any time the library is open, a reference librarian is available to answer questions. While priority is given to patrons who visit the library in person, you can also email the reference department (apl_ref@sailsinc.org) or call the library and ask to speak to the reference desk. The library can also be contacted via Facebook or Twitter (@AttleboroPL).

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How can I recommend that the library purchase an item?

Recommend a title

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How can I leave comments or suggestions for the library?

Leave a comment

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How can I volunteer at the library?

Please fill out this volunteer application and bring it in to the library.

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How can I find out more about what’s happening at the library?

Sign up for our online mailing list and you will receive regular updates about library information and events.

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Does the library have a book sale?

Yes, the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library sponsors an ongoing Book Nook, where books and DVDs are available for a donation. Additionally, the Friends host periodic book sales. For more information about the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library, click here.

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Does the library accept donations?

The library accepts donations of books, DVDs, and CDs in good condition. Because of space limitations, the library only accepts donations during certain time periods. Please call the library to find out whether we are currently accepting donations.

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Can I fax something from the Attleboro Public Library?

The library does not have a public fax machine. The nearest public fax machine is located at the Attleboro Business Center, 47 Park St.

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Does the library offer eBooks?

Yes, on OverDrive.com

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Does the library offer audio book downloads?

Yes, on OverDrive.com

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Does the library offer WiFi?

Yes, the library’s wireless network is unsecured, so you should be able to connect automatically.

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Does the library offer computer classes?

Unfortunately, because of limited space and computers, the Attleboro Public Library does not offer computer classes to the public at this time. Basic computer classes are available through The Literacy Center. Visit the literacy center online or in person to learn more.

Additionally, the Attleboro campus of Bristol Community College offers computer classes to students enrolled in its Adult Basic Education classes. You can find info about Adult Basic Education online or by calling (508) 678-2811 x2269.

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Does the library offer classes for English language learners?

The Attleboro Public Library does not offer English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. However, next door to the library is the The Literacy Center. Visit the literacy center online or in person to learn more about their ESOL classes.

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Can I bring food or drink into the library?

Eating or drinking in public service areas of the library is not permitted.

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Is the library accepting job applications?

Human Resources for the library are handled by the City of Attleboro. Check online (http://www.cityofattleboro.us/personnel/) or visit city hall to find out more information.

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Who wrote “The Hunger Games”?

Suzanne Collins

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