Sign up for a Library Card

Bring a photo ID and/or proof of residency (phone bill, rental agreement, online records with your address listed, etc.) to the Circulation Desk and fill out a very brief form. If your photo ID lists your current address that is all you need. If it does not, then you need to present a photo ID and something showing your name and current address.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian with a valid ID or proof of residency.

For more information please see our Library Card Policy.

Your library card number and PIN may be required to access some of our online resources. The default PIN for Sharon cards is OCLN.  You may change the PIN at any time while logged in to your library account.

Loan Periods

21 Days

  • Books (except new fiction)
  • New Nonfiction Books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Music CDs
  • Great Courses CDs & DVDs
  • Magazines

14 Days

  • New Fiction Books
  • Lucky Duck (no-holds new books)
  • All Library of Things Items including Kindles, Rokus, Hotspots, Activity Kits, Wellness Kits, Musical Instruments, Sewing Machines, and Telescopes.

7 Days

  • DVDs

Loan Periods/Renewals and Fine Policy

Automatic Renewal

Most Items will renew automatically 3 days before the due date if no one is waiting for them. You will receive an email letting you know if your item was successfully renewed or not. 


Two Renewals

  • Books (not new)

One Renewal 

  • New Nonfiction Books
  • New Fiction Books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Music CDs
  • Great Courses CDs & DVDs
  • DVDs

No Renewals

  • Magazines
  • Library of Things
  • Lucky Duck Books

If you cannot renew an item, the following reasons might explain why:

  • Another patron has a hold on the item.
  • You have exceeded the renewal limit for that item.
  • You have exceeded the fine limit.

Please call the Circulation Desk with any questions at 781-784-1578 x1420.


Mostly Fine-Free

The Sharon Public Library does NOT charge late fees for most Sharon-owned items with the following exceptions:

  • Museum Passes: $1.00 per day
  • Library of Things: items (including Kindles, Rokus, Activity & , Equipment, Musical Instruments, Telescope, sewing machines, Hotspots, etc.) : $1.00 per day
  • Lucky Duck Books: $0.50 per day

Fines may be paid at the Circulation Desk in the library with cash or checks made payable to the Town of Sharon. To pay your fine online:

  • Go to
  • Click Log In on the menu bar at the top of your screen. Log in using your Library Card number and PIN.
  • Click on My Account
  • Navigate to the Fines tab. Expand the Current Fines/Blocks section.
  • Select the fines you want to pay.
  • Click Make a Payment.
  • Fill out your payment information.
  • Click Submit.

Lost or Damaged Materials

If you have lost or damaged a library item, please contact us at 781-784-1578.

  • Adult items:  x1426
  • Children's items: x1434
  • Teen/Tween: X1430