Library-By-Mail Service

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Turner Free Library, eligible residents of Randolph can request library materials through the mail free of charge! As part of the Turner Free Library's commitment to providing equitable access to library resources for all, the Library-By-Mail service is intended for those who are homebound or otherwise unable to access the library's resources. 

For questions about the library-by-mail service and eligibility, please contact Assistant Director/Adult Services Librarian Sharon Parrington Wright at 781-961-0932, ext. 5 or spwright@ocln.org. 

Library-By-Mail Application and Policy

Print, complete, and return the application to the Turner Free Library in-person or by mailing it to: 

Turner Free Library

Attn: Library-By-Mail

2 North Main Street

Randolph, MA, 02368

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I'm eligible for Library-By-Mail service?

To be eligible for the library-by-mail service you must:

  • Be a resident of Randolph, Massachusetts

  • Have a Turner Free Library card in good standing or be willing to request one

  • Be unable to otherwise access the Turner Free Library's resources 

 

How do I enroll?

  1. Complete the application and eligibility forms

  2. Return both forms to the Turner Free Library in-person or mail to:

Turner Free Library

Attn: Library-By-Mail

2 North Main Street

Randolph, MA, 02368

 

How does the service work?

After your applications has been accepted, a library staff member will contact you to find out what library materials you would like to receive. Next, the library will mail up to 5 items to you in a nylon mailing pouch. Once your loan period has ended or you would like to receive new materials:

  1. Place all items back in the mailing pouch

  2. Zip the pouch closed and secure it with the included tie

  3. Remove the address label from the outside pocket of the mailing pouch, flip it over, and put it in the pocket so the Library address is facing front

  4. Put the pouch out for the mail carrier to pick up. No postage is required.

Once the mailing pouch and all materials are received back at the library, we will mail your next set of items! 

How long can I keep library materials for?

Items are loaned for 4 weeks and may be renewed up to two times unless there is a waiting list. A two-week grace period is allotted to allow for the time it takes to mail materials back.

 

Can I borrow materials from other libraries?

No, only items owned by the Turner Free Library can be mailed. 

What if I have other questions or need assistance?

Contact Assistant Director/Adult Services Librarian Sharon Parrington Wright at 781-961-0932, ext. 5 or spwright@ocln.org. 

Turner Free Library

Special Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 11am-7pm

Fri: 11am - 3pm

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