• Library reopening Monday, August 3rd

     
    The Walpole Public Library will reopen beginning Monday, August 3rd, 2020 by appointment only with limited hours and services
     
    • Library hours will be 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Patrons wishing to browse the collection can call the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340 to reserve a thirty (30) minutes time slot. 
    • Patrons wishing to use the public Internet workstations, copier, fax and scanner can call the Reference Desk at 508-660-7340 to reserve up to a two (2) hour appointment.
     

    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. 
    • Use of study rooms, study carrels and meeting rooms will be prohibited at this time. 
    • Curbside pick-up and delivery service will continue to be available for patrons who do not wish to enter the building.
     
     
     
  • Library reopening Monday, August 3rd

    In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Walpole Public Library will be closed to the public until Monday August 3rd. The library will be open by appointment only and for limited hours and services.  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.

    Browse the library collection by appointment only
    The Walpole Public Library is now offering appointments to browse the library collection.  Library hours beginning Monday, August 3rd, will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Patrons can reserve a half hour slot to browse the collection by calling the Ciruclation Desk at 508-660-7341.  Patrons visiting the library will be required to wear a face covering in the library at all times.  We ask that all patrons entering the buidling, please use hand sanitizing stations as they enter.  Patrons are encouraged to download the OCLN MeeScan app to self check out materials with there smart phones.  

    Use of library Internet workstations, copier, fax and scanner by appointment only
    The Walpole Public Library is now offering use of library Internet workstations, copier, fax and scanner by appointment. 
    Library hours beginning Monday, August 3rd, will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Patrons can reserve up to a two hour appointment for use library equipment by calling Reference Desk at 508-660-7341 or at waref@ocln.org.  Patrons visiting the library will be required to wear a face covering in the library at all times.  We ask that all patrons entering the buidling, please use hand sanitizing stations as they enter.  Equipement will be sanitizing after each use.

    Curbside Pickup of Library materials
    The Walpole Public Library is offering no contact curside pickup of library materials. If you are interested in receiving library materials, please contact the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340 to check on availability.  If you leave a message or send an email it is helpful if you provide your library card number.  Curside pickup is available from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays.

    Delivery of Library materials
    No contact home delivery of library materials is also availlable to Walpole residents. If you are interested in receiving library materials, please contact the Ciruclation Desk at 508-660-7340 to check on availability.  If you leave a message or send an email it is helpful if you provide your library card number and current address.  Library materials will be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

    Please be aware that at this time the library can only provide items that are physically located in the building. We can only provide delivery in the town of Walpole. For more information about this program call the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340.


    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.

  • Food Explorers--Black Bean Brownie Bites

    Monday, August10 @ 11:00 am

    To register click here.


    This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library

  • Food Explorers--Homemade Pasta

    Monday, August 10 @10:30 am

    To register click here.


    This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library
  • Summer Reading 2020




    Download the Summer Reading Bingo Card.
  • Virtual Book Club

    August 25th @ 4:00 pm on Zoom

     
    Join the Walpole COA and the Walpole Public Library for our Virtual Book Club.  This month we are reading Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis. 

    The discussion will be held via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871681630. 
    Physical copies are available for curbside pick-up or delivery.  Please call the Reference Department at 508-660-7341 for more information.


     



Library Services

last updated 8/4/2020

Library material due dates extended
The due dates of all library materials checked out have been extended until July 31st.  Library materials may be returned via the outside dropbox.  All returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours before they are checked in.  All fines on returned materials will be waived for the duration of the library's closure.  All patrons will be able to access our electronic materials regardless of account status. All holds will be suspended until the library reopens.

Program & meeting spaces
All in-person programs and meetings have been cancelled until further notice. 

Donation items
While we are closed, the Walpole Public Library will not be accepting book and other material donations until further notice.


Downloadable and Streaming Options

Although the building is closed to the public, the Walpole Public Library has available downloadable e-books, e-audio and other materials to residents. 

Overdrive 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.

National Emergency Library  Archives.org announced a National Emergency Library for students and the public.  Please read the announcement for more information.