New Library Update
The Walpole Library is limiting the number of patrons in the building in accordance with Library State Guidelines for the safety of the public and staff. All patrons will be counted as they enter and exit the building.
- The library will be open normal operating hours, which include evenings and Saturdays.
- Study rooms are available for individual use and limited to 2 hours a day per person. Please call the Reference Desk at 508-660-7341 to reserve a study room.
- The library has only four public Internet workstations available to the public at this time. Workstations may be used for up to two (2) hours.
- All returns will be quarantined for seven days before they are checked in fine free.
- The library is not accepting book donations at this time.
- Because capacity is limited, please leave the library promptly after concluding your visit.
For everyone’s safety:
- All staff and patrons over the age of two will be required to wear face coverings at all times while in the library.
- Please keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself, other patrons, and library staff.
- Please clean tables and equipment after use.
- Use of meeting rooms will be prohibited at this time.
- Garden pick-up and home delivery service will continue for patrons who do not wish to enter the building.
Job Seeker Workshops
7:00 pm via Zoom
For the month of OctoberArtMatters is an art awareness program designed to keep individuals connected to the world and encourage a loving relationship with the visual arts. ArtMatters brings “the museum” directly into each community.
ArtMatters Online presents FREE VIDEO LECTURE ARCHIVE
To access the Friends’ currently sponsored ArtMatters video presentations – any day, any time:
1. Go to www.artmatters.website
2. Click the red “Log In” at top right
3. (Log In page) Enter Email: email@example.com
4. (Log In page) Enter Password: LibraryFriends (case sensitive)
5. (next page) Click the Virtual Experience tab at top (next to “Home”)
6. (next page) scroll down and read “This Month’s Presentations”
7. Scroll down more and click Primary Video or Bonus Video
8. Click arrow to run video; click cornered square at bottom right for Full Screen
You can come back and see the other video, or this video again, any time during the month shown above! Need help? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
last updated 10/22/2020
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Walpole Public Library phasing in hours and services through the fall. More information about the virus can be found on the Town of Walpole's web site, https://www.walpole-ma.gov/covid19
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Walpole Public Library is open at it regular hours of operation.
The Walpole Public Library has restarted the material holds system for residents. You can now order reserve materials from any library in the Old Colony Library Network.
Study Rooms are now available for individual use
The study rooms at the Walpole Public Library are now available for individual use. For the time being we are limiting usage to 2 hours per person per day. Please call the Reference Desk at 508-660-7341 to reserve a studay room.
The Walpole Public Library has made use of library Internet workstations, copier, fax and scanner available to the public.
Garden Pickup of Library materials
The Walpole Public Library continues to offer no contact garden pickup of library materials. If you are interested in picking-up library materials in the garden, please contact the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340 to check available times.
Delivery of Library materials
No contact home delivery of library materials continues to be availlable to Walpole residents. If you are interested in receiving library materials via delivery, please contact the Ciruclation Desk at 508-660-7340 to arrange a home delivery. Library materials are delivered on non-holiday Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We can only provide delivery inside the town of Walpole.
Below are lists of Library Services available at this time and Download/Streaming options available to Walpole Public Library patrons. Please contact the library at 508-660-7340 if you have any questions about these services.
Downloadable and Streaming OptionsOverdrive and its corresponding free app, Libby, allow users to borrow and read or listen to e-books and e-audiobooks on their computers, phones, tablets, or other devices. Get started on your computer by visiting Overdrive and signing in using your library card and PIN (the standard PIN is "ocln"); or by downloading Libby onto the device of your choice for free.More information about accessing these materials can be found on our Overdrive web page.
RBdigital Magazines gives patrons free access to new and back issues of dozens of popular magazines. To use this service, visit RBdigital Magazines and sign in or make a free account. Or, download the RBdigital app (Apple, Android, Kindle Fire). Additional information can be found on our RBdigital web page.
The New York Times is available for free online. To access it, visit the Library's catalog and click "New York Times" on the left-hand sidebar. Click "Redeem" next to the digital access code provided, then sign in or create a free account. When your code runs out after 72 hours, simply get a new one by following this process again.
Hoopla provides limited streaming access to movies, TV shows, e-books, e-audiobooks, and more. Access it through the hoopla website or by downloading the hoopla app (Apple, Android) and sign in or create an account using your library card number. Additional information about this service can be found on the library's hoopla web page. Please note: monthly limits may apply.
Kanopy is a collection of over 30,000 independent and documentary films, including videos from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and more. Kanopy’s collection focuses on titles offering social, cultural, and educational value. You can view available titles and stream by visiting the Kanopy website on your PC, or by downloading the Kanopy app to your Android mobile device, iOS mobile device, or Amazon Fire Tablet. Kanopy can also be streamed through your Roku, Apple TV, or Chromecast. More information can be found on the library's Kanopy web page. Please note: monthly limits may apply.