Ventress Memorial Library


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Returns

The Ventress Memorial Library building is closed to the public until further notice. All checked out materials will have no associated late fees. For more information here about current library services, click here. As of Monday, June 8, the library is accepting returns in our outdoor bookdrop only.

Curbside Pickup

As of Monday, June 15, we are doing curbside pickup for Marshfield items Monday - Friday 10 AM - 2 PMYou can place Marshfield items on hold via one of the following options:

  • Place available items on hold using our online catalog  
  • Request specific items or readers' advisory using our online request form
  • Request specific items or readers' advisory by calling us at 781-834-5535 
  • Request specific items or readers' advisory by emailing mapickup@ocln.org

Library staff kindly ask for your patience. We are working hard to fill all of the incoming requests. However, due to the increased demand for materials it may take us longer than usual to process your requests. If you have tried to call us and haven't been able to get through please try again in a few minutes or email us at mapickup@ocln.org. For more information, please read our Curbside Pickup Instructions.

Mobile Hotspots

If you are having difficulty accessing the internet or paying your internet bill, the library is here to help. Anyone with an OCLN card can call 781-834-5535, or email mapickup@ocln.org to request a mobile hotspot. Hotspots circulate for 2 weeks.

Summer Reading

Summer reading registration is now live, and the program runs from July 1 to August 28. As of Monday, July 6, we have 90 registrations - we have reached 1/3 of our goal of 250 registrations by August 14! Check out these videos for more information about summer reading for early childhood, kids, teens, and adults.

Instant Access to Online Services

Below are links to the library's digital resources that you can access from home. You can call the library during curbside pickup hours at 781-834-5535 for assistance, or you can also watch online video tutorials through Niche Academy. The default PIN is ocln. 

Acorn TV - British TV

Community Resources

Link and icon for Consumer Reports online

MBLC Databases - credible online reference

The Great Courses - College Level Courses

Hoopla - eBooks, Audiobooks, Comics...

Indieflix - Movies & Documentaries

Kanopy - Movies & Television

Icon and link to join the library mailing list.

Method Test Prep - Self-paced ACT & SAT

Newsbank - Local & National Newspapers

Novelist - Readers Advisory

Overdrive - eBooks, Audiobooks

Qello - Concerts & Music Documentaries

rbDigital - Magazines