How do I book a room?
You can book a room after reading our room policy on our website HERE.
Do you have private study rooms?
We have a 4-person acoustic Meeting Pod located on the library's main floor for quiet study, small group work, or other tasks which may not be easily accomplished in other areas of the library. The Meeting Pod can be reserved in 2-hour increments with your Turner Free Library card.
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 desktop computers located on the library's main floor as well as Chromebooks which can be checked out for home or in-library use on the main floor and in the Children's Room. Desktop computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are equipped with Microsoft Office 2007, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and a PDF reader. Desktop computers are unable to play DVDs and do not have Adobe products installed on them. Please note that the desktop computers automatically shutdown 30 minutes before the library closes.
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. We also offer mobile printing and more information is available here!
What time do you shut off the computers?
The computers automatically shut off 30 minutes before the library closes.
Do you have an AED machine?
Yes, we have an AED located by the stairs on the 2nd floor.
Where are bathrooms located?
Bathrooms are located on the 1st floor, across from the Children’s help desk, and on the 3rd floor. While the bathrooms are cleaned regularly, use them at your own risk.
What are your hours and when do they change?
The library's summer hours, which go into effect after Memorial Day, are: Monday-Wednesday, 9am-8pm and Thursday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
The library's winter hours, which go into effect after Labor Day, are: Monday-Thursday, 9am-8pm and Friday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
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 return my library materials?
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.
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?
Yes, the Friends of the Turner Free Library are delighted to accept gently used books as well as DVDs (no VHS please). Donations can be dropped off in bins next to the Children's Help Desk at the library or in the book donation bin at the Zapustas Ice Arena (240 North Street). The Friends greatly appreciate your donations but are unable to to make pick ups.
What kinds of items can I check out with my library card?
EVERYTHING! Books, DVDs, Hotspots, Xbox Controllers, Digital Materials, Audiobooks, VR Headsets, Sphero Robots, and more! See the list here.
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. Snacks and beverages are allowed everywhere in the library, but consuming hot food or meals with a strong odor is not.
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).
What's the picture on the library's fiction and non-fiction bookshelves?
Our adult fiction and non-fiction bookshelves feature the image of a map of Randolph in 1882! We currently feature the same map on our newest library cards. The original map is held at the Boston Public Library's Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.
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!