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.

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