Ventress Memorial Library


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Ventress Memorial Library

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Library Services as of 9/15/2020

The library is now open to the public for limited hours:

  • Wednesday 12pm - 7pm (11am - 12pm for seniors and high-risk patrons)
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm (9am - 10am for seniors and high-risk patrons)

Patrons will be able to:

  • Browse the adult & YA shelves
  • Ask for reference assistance
  • Use the public computers (1 hour per person per day)
  • Print, copy, and scan (exact change required - 20¢/page black and white, 50¢/page color)
  • Visit the children's room to browse for 20 minutes at a time by appointment (register here)

Visitors over 2 years old MUST wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times in the library, no exceptions.  At the door, visitors must give their name and contact information for contact tracing purposes, have their temperature taken and use hand sanitizer.  Visitors must maintain a 6-foot distance between themselves and other patrons and staff, and restrict themselves to a 1 hour visit. Only 25 people will be allowed in the library at a time.


Curbside Pickup

We are open for curbside pickup and phone calls during the following hours, even while we are closed to the public (note that Wednesday hours have changed as of 9/16):

  • Monday 10a-4p
  • Tuesday 12p-7p
  • Wednesday 12p-7p
  • Thursday 10a-4p
  • Friday closed
  • Saturday 10a-4p 
  • Sunday closed

As of Wednesday 9/16, our curbside pickup procedure has changed.  Our current instructions:

  1. Park in one of the labelled curbside pickup spots (do not park in any of the handicapped spots.)
  2. Call us at 781-834-5535 to let us know you're here for curbside pickup.  We will ask you for your library card number.
  3. We will bring out your items and put them on the white cart to the right of the lockers (as you face them).  If you'd prefer, we can also bring your items directly to your car and put them in your trunk.

We also have limited after-hours locker holds pickup. Please call us at least 2 hours before closing if you would like to use a locker.

Delivery between most OCLN libraries has resumed.  You can place items on on hold for curbside pickup using our online catalog, by calling us during curbside pickup hours, emailing us at mapickup@ocln.org, or using our online request form.