Note: Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, library policies and services may change rapidly. Please follow staff directions and, for the most up-to-date information, please contact the Turner Free Library at 781-961-0932.
How do I book a room?
You can book a room after reading our room policy on our website HERE. Note that COVID-19 restrictions will affect our ability to accept room reservations.
Do you have private study rooms?
We do not currently have private study rooms, however you are welcome to use the tables on the main floor.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the mezzanine level and "Quiet Room" are currently unavailable.
Do you have a fax machine?
We do have a fax machine that is self-service and requires a debit/credit card for use. The fee is $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each page after that to fax numbers within the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.
How many computers do you have?
We currently have 8 public computers available for use in the library.
Can I print from the computers?
Yes, we have a public printer release station; the charge is $0.15 for black and white copies, or $0.50 for color copies. Exact change is required as library staff cannot make change.
What time do you shut off the computers?
The computers automatically shut off 20 minutes before the library closes.
Do you have a quiet study area?
Yes, we have a Quiet Room located at the front of the library on the 2nd Floor, however it is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions. We do offer free ear plugs at the desk though!
Do you have an AED machine?
Yes, we have an AED located by the stairs on the 2nd floor.
Where are bathrooms located?
At present we have one bathroom open for public use, located across from the Children’s help desk on the first floor. While the bathroom is cleaned regularly, use it at your own risk.
What are your hours and when do they change?
Please call 781-961-0932, ext. 0 to hear our current hours.
Do you have device-charging areas?
We have 5 charging stations with cables for both Apple and Android (USB-C and micro-B types).
Do you have a copier or scanner?
We have a copier that also functions as a scanner (to email or USB) located in the Children’s Room on the 1st Floor. Copy prices are $0.15 for black and white and $0.50 for color. Scanning is free of charge.
Do you have an ATM?
No, we used to. If you wish to pay overdue fines however you can do so with a card online in your account at: catalog.ocln.org
Where can I drop off books?
All library materials can be dropped off next to the back door in the metal book drop, or in the book drop slot next to the front door. We cannot accept returns inside the library at this time
What do your librarians do?
We pick out all of the great materials you check out, we plan programs for all ages, we participate in outreach events throughout the community, we teach classes, we assist you in your many reading and technology endeavors, and we LOVE doing it!
Do you accept book donations?
Not right now, but we look forward to accepting donations of gently used books as well as DVDs (no VHS please) when it is safe to do so!
What kinds of items can I check out with my library card?
EVERYTHING! Books, DVDs, Hotspots, Rokus, Fire Sticks, Xbox Controllers, Digital Materials, Audiobooks, VR Headsets, Sphero Robots, Kindles, and more!
How do I get a library card?
You must apply in person with a picture ID and proof of current address.
Do you have vending machines and is food allowed in the library?
We have vending machines located on the 1st Floor near the Children’s vestibule. Beverages are allowed, however eating is not permitted inside the library at this time.
How old do I have to be to be at the library alone?
You must be at least 12 years old to use the library alone. For the safety of all, our policy is that children under the age of 12 must be within sight of their caregiver at all times while visiting the library.
Where can I find a list of everything you have?
We have upwards of 70,000 physical items and many more digital items which are always changing (we buy lots of new stuff for you)! We are unable to give you a complete list however you can search our catalog of items HERE with specific inquiries (or give us a call).
Do you have a public notary on staff?
No, but there is a notary in the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall. Click HERE for more info!
What is the Turner Free Library doing to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Click HERE to view our current re-opening guidelines. We are working to resume library services safely, so thank you for your patience!