Borrow & Return
One of the primary functions of the Watertown Free Public Library is lending books, movies, music, games, and other materials to the community, free of charge.
|Express books, new books, TV series, magazines, and video games||2 weeks|
|All other books, DVDs, audio books, and music CDs||3 weeks|
|New DVDs (Watertown resident requests only)||1 week|
|Museum Passes||24 hours|
|Laptops/Headphones/Mice (internal use only)||2 hours|
|EReaders/Tablets (Watertown resident requests only)||2 weeks|
All materials may be renewed twice, unless a hold has been placed on the item.
You can renew an item:
- online at Your Account
- in person at the library
- by calling 617.972.6431 extension #3
|Books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, and video games||Adult $.10 per day
Children's $.05 per day
Total number of items allowed: 150
Fines may be paid at any Minuteman Library Network Locations or online through Your Account
The maximum amount of fines allowed on a card is $5.00. Fines in excess of $5.00 must be paid before the card can be used.
Fines may be paid at any Minuteman Library Network Locations.
Book drops located in the front and rear of the Library, drive up book drop on Thaxter Street between the Library and Town Hall. Also there are two remote drops throughout town, one at Middle School on Bemis and Waverly Streets and at the Hosmer Elementary School on Boylston Street. Drops are emptied daily.
Are you tired of waiting in line? Try out our self-checkout machine, located to the left of the circulation desk. This machine has a touch screen that will walk you through the process of checking out your own library materials. Some restrictions are associated with the use of this machine. The following items/patrons are not eligible for self-checkout:
- Books with barcodes on the back cover
- Video games
- Items on hold
- Patrons with over $5 in fines
- Patrons with billed or lost items