Borrow From Other Libraries


If you can't find an item you want at the Sharon Public Library, there are several other options you can try:

Old Colony Library Network (OCLN)

Search for the item through our consortium of 28+ member libraries. You can place a hold on many of the items available at other libraries in the network and have them delivered to the OCLN library of your choice. This service is free and available to any patron with a valid library card.

Commonwealth Catalog

The Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog provides OCLN patrons access to materials in participating public and academic libraries throughout the state. Patrons may call the Circulation Desk for assistance, or place requests directly in the Catalog.   

  • Log in with your OCLN library card and PIN (the default PIN is ocln). 
  • Search box is at the top; click on the blue areas for search options and a list of participating library networks.

Suggest a Purchase

If we don't have an item but you think we should fill out a request online and we will do our best to accommodate.

Interlibrary Loan


InterLibrary Loan

If you have exhausted the above methods and still cannot find the item you want, we can try to locate and obtain it through Interlibrary Loan, which involves searching the collections of other libraries throughout the country. 

Items may be looked up in WorldCat but the loan request must be placed via the Interlibrary Loan form below.

If you need more than one interlibrary loan item, make sure to submit a separate request for each title.

There might be fees associated with obtaining items through Interlibrary Loan services. If you are unwilling to pay fees, please indicate this in your form, with the understanding that we might not be able to fill your request.

Interlibrary Loan Form