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. Parking passes from the YMCA are valid NOT valid in the lot adjacent to the Library. They are only valid in the Sanford Street parking lot. Back to top
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? Our current business hours are:
  • Monday  9am-12 noon (9-10 hour for patrons over 60) and 1-4pm
  • Tuesday  9am-12 noon (9-10 hour for patrons over 60) and 1-4pm
  • Wednesday  9am-12 noon (9-10 hour for patrons over 60) and 1-4pm
  • Thursday  1-4pm and 5-8pm
  • Friday  9am-12 noon (9-10 hour for patrons over 60) and 1-4pm
  • Saturday: 9am-12 noon and 1-4pm* *Open Saturdays 8:30-1:30 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. Back to top
Why did I get a message asking me to renew my card? In order to ensure that we keep accurate records, library cards expire every three years. You may call the library or come in person to renew your card. You will be asked to confirm your address and contact information. Back to top
How can I renew the items checked out on my card? You can renew items online through the “My Accounts” page of the catalog ( You can also renew items in person or over the phone. Back to top
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. Back to top
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 Back to top
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. Back to top
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 ( or call the library and ask to speak to the reference desk. The library can also be contacted via Facebook or Twitter (@AttleboroPL). Back to top
How can I recommend that the library purchase an item? Recommend a title Back to top
How can I volunteer at the library? Please fill out this volunteer application and bring it in to the library. Back to top
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. Back to top
Does the library have a book sale? Yes, the Friends of Attleboro Public Library sponsors the Book Nook, an ongoing sale in the first floor lobby where books, dvds, and puzzles 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. Back to top
Does the library accept donations? **Please note, due to Covid-19 precautions, the Library is not currently accepting donations. Please check back for updates or contact the Library.** Thank you for considering donating to the Attleboro Public Library! The library currently accepts donations of books, DVDs/Blu-Rays, video games, and puzzles in good condition. At this time, we do not accept VHS, cds, cd-roms, audiobooks, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedia, or dictionaries. Items we do not accept can be brought to the Discover Book Bin at the Attleboro Recycling Center. To inquire about additional donations, please contact Library Director Christine Johnson or Assistant Director Amy Rhilinger by clicking here, or by calling 508-222-0157. Back to top
Can I fax something from the Attleboro Public Library? Yes. Outgoing faxes are $1 per page. The Attleboro Public Library does not accept incoming faxes. Back to top
Does the library offer eBooks? Yes, on Back to top
Does the library offer audio book downloads? Yes, on Back to top
Does the library offer Free WiFi? Yes, the library’s wireless network is unsecured, so you should be able to connect automatically. Back to top
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. Back to top
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. Back to top
Can I bring food or drink into the library? Eating or drinking in public service areas of the library is not permitted. Back to top
Is the library accepting job applications? Human Resources for the library are handled by the City of Attleboro. Check online ( or visit city hall to find out more information. Back to top