The library will be closing early at 4 pm on Wednesday 11/24 and will be closed on Thursday 11/25 and Friday 11/26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open our usual hours on Saturday 11/27.

Ventress Memorial Library


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Ventress Memorial Library

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Physical Collections

We have an exciting selection of print, audiovisual, and special collections. These can be checked out in-person or via curbside pickup. Click on one of the following options to leanr more about a specific collection:


Book & Print Collections

shelf of graphic novels
Our adult graphic novel collection has DC & Marvel comics, biographies, and more!

Adult Books: Biography, Fiction, Graphic Novels (including DC & Marvel comics), Large Print, Mystery, Nonfiction (incuding travel books, cookbooks & more), Paperback, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Staff Picks.

Teen Books: Biography, Fiction, Graphic Novels & Manga, High Interest Nonfiction, and Short Story Anthologies.

Children's Books: Biography, Board Books, Books in Spanish & Portuguese, Chapter Books, Early Chapter Books, Easy Readers, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Nonfiction, and Picture Books.

Periodicals Corner: Magazines (in-library use only for the first month) and Newspapers (in-library use only).

Reference Materials (all in-library use only): General Reference, Local History, Local Reference, Maps & Atlases, Tax Forms, Town of Marshfield Records, and more.


Audiovisual Collections

a shelf of DVDs
We have a great selection of new and classic movies and television shows.

General: Audiobooks (CD, MP3, and Playaway), DVD & Blu-Ray (Documentaries, Movies, and Television Shows), and Music CDs.

KidsAudiobooks (CD and Playaway), DVD (Documentaries, Movies, and Television Shows), Leapfrog Tablets, Music CDs, and Talking Books.

Teens: Audiobooks (Playaway) and Video Games (Nintendo Switch, PS4, and X-Box One). 


Due Dates and Overdue Fines

Ventress Memorial Library is fine free for most items. While that means most items to not incur overdur fines, please note that patrons may still need to pay for lost or damaged items. *Items that have overdue fines are starred below.

One Week Check Out

  • DVDs & Blu-Rays: Movies & Documentaries
  • Magazines

Two Week Check Out

  • Audiobooks
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs: TV Series
  • Leapfrog Tablets
  • Library of Things: Early Learning & Parenting Backpacks*
  • Library of Things: Electronic Equipment*
  • Library of Things: Ukuleles*
  • Puzzles
  • Stamp Kits
  • Talking Books
  • Video Games

Six Week Check Out

  • Book Group Kits

If items do not have other holds, they can generally be renewed for the length of time that they were originally borrowed for (ex: a 1 week item can be renewed for another week). Items can be renewed up to three times. Items with other holds (which are generally new and very popular) may not be renewed, and patrons may be charged for not returning them.

If you have a question about circulation policies, please contact the Circulation & Volunteer Coordinator at eanderson@ocln.org or 781-834-5535 etx. 2209.