I. Guide to Library Rules & Services
- Two week loans: books, magazines,
all sound recordings, and TV series DVDs.
- Seven day loans: videos,
DVDs (except TV series).
- Two renewals for all items, unless previously
- Renewals: in person, telephone, or
online (a PIN is required online).
FINES & CHARGES
- $ .10 a day for all overdue items (except Passes)
- $5.00 a day for each overdue Pass (e.g. Museum, Park, Zoo). $10.00 replacement charge for a lost Pass.
- $1.00 processing fee will be added to
the replacement charge for each lost item.
- $1.00 to replace a lost library card
- $ .10 per page (B&W computer printouts).
- $ .10 per page (B&W photocopies).
Let us email notices about requested and overdue items to you. If you read mail regularly, give us your email address to save time and trees.
You may request items that are out or not owned by us. We will email or call you when they come in. Please pick items promptly within 7 days.
MEDWAY LIBRARY OUTREACH:
This free program serves homebound Medway
residents of retirement or nursing facilities, as well as individual homebound Medway
residents of all ages. A librarian will coordinate the delivery of books and other circulating library items. Monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly delivery schedules will
be arranged for participants. Call the Library: 508-533-3217.
PUBLIC COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS
(See Computer Use and Public Internet Access Policy, below)
We offer several public accessible
computers that provide:
- Office Applications: Microsoft Word & Excel.
- Internet access.
- Catalog ONLY terminals that allow item searching, requests and even online fine payment.
Computer Use and Public Internet Access Policy, below):
The Library provides free wireless access for use with patron laptops and other devices.
II. Cell Phone Policy
Please note that the Medway Public Library does not allow the use of
cell phones in the Library. Please confine your use of cell phones to
the entryways at the front and rear entrances to the Library.
Computer Use and Public Internet Access
(The policy, approved 7/5/2011, is also available
as a Word document.)
In keeping with its
mission and with advances in information technology, Medway Public
Library provides the community with access to the Internet to enhance
the Library's existing collection and to provide access to
resources available only on the Internet. These resources include
information from a wide variety of government, academic, cultural,
scientific, educational, business and recreational sources.
The Library has no
control over the information accessed and cannot guarantee the
content, timeliness, and accuracy of Internet resources beyond those
listed on the Medway Public Library web site.
The Library does not
filter access to the Internet. Parents or guardians, not the Library
staff, are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or
accessed by their children. Parents are encouraged to supervise their
children's Internet sessions.
The Library is not
responsible for any loss or damages resulting from use of the
Library's computers or the Library's connection to the Internet,
nor can it guarantee privacy of any Internet sessions.
The Medway Public
Library reserves the right to suspend a patron's privilege to use
the Internet due to illegal or unethical use of the Internet or for
any violation of policy or rules for use.
Rules for Use:
By using a public
Internet workstation at the Medway Public Library, you agree to the
Sign- up &
Time limits: Users
are required to sign in at the Main Desk. A specific machine will be
assigned. Sessions are limited to one hour when other patrons are
available for a fee.
Users must provide their own storage devices.
Library staff members are available to assist users in finding
resources, but are not able to provide in-depth Internet instruction.
or abusive use of the Internet is not permitted. Such use includes,
but is not limited to:
displaying obscene, harassing or threatening material or messages
copyright or licensing agreements
another user's privacy
yourself as someone else
letters or computer viruses
interfering with or
harassing other users either in person or online
to the Library's network or computer systems or to any other
network or computer system.
Do not install any
software onto library computers.
Do not change any
settings on Library-installed software.
Leave all equipment
turned on. If a problem develops, notify a staff member. Do not
attempt to make adjustments yourself.
Group use limits:
Only two people may participate in a session at one time, unless
prior permission to hold a group session has been obtained.
For more information about child online safety, go to:
IV. Program Registration Policy
(Medway Board of Library Trustees Approved 7/3/2012)
All free programs held by Medway Public Library are open to the
public. Advance-registration programs with limited capacity will be
filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
V. Bulletin Board Policy
It is the policy of the Medway Public Library that the material posted
on library bulletin boards be for the benefit of the Medway
community, at the discretion of the Director. Information regarding
community activitites, events and classes will be given priority. No
for-sale flyers, business cards, or hand written notes will be posted.
Anything not submitted to the Director for prior approval will be
taken down. Items will be removed periodically.