We have several public computers that connect to the internet. Check in at the Reference Desk to get your one-time use PINs that you can get by the computer station--you do not need a library card to get online.
Using the PIN allows you to use the computer for one hour, which will extend so long as there is not a waitlist for computer use. We have headphones at the Reference Desk that you may borrow if you need to watch or listen to something on the computer.
Please note that we record daily computer use and wipe down each computer station in between usage.
Public Internet Access
Have your own computer or connected device? You can connect to our public internet networks--we have signs around the library showing you how to connect!
We offer printing at a low cost to our patrons.
Printing and copying is $0.20 per page for black and white and $0.50 per page in color. We can only accept cash. At present, our printer/copier for patron use is out of order, so printing is no longer self-serve - please ask the reference desk for assistance if you would like to print (black and white or color) or copy (black and white only). Color copying and mobile printing are currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to have a new working printer/copier soon.
We have one (full color) scanner for public use in our public computer section. If you need assistance in using it, please ask a Reference Librarian.
We do offer faxing services, at $1/page (cash only). We do not charge for a cover sheet. Please ask at the Circulation Desk if you would like to fax anything.
Newspapers & Magazines
Enjoy a newspaper or current magazine at the library in our reading area! We generally get newspapers the day that they come out--newspapers are for library use only, as are the most current month's magazines.
Need to use a dictionary, encyclopedia, or other reference text? Check out our reference section or ask a librarian for help! These are also for reference use.
Jigsaw Junction is on hiatus during the pandemic. However, we are still circulating our large, ever-poplar puzzle collection. Check one out today!
The Ventress Memorial Library has a notary public on staff who is available to notarize documents by appointment, or as staffing allows.
To schedule an appointment, or to verify that your document meets the Massachusetts Notary Law requirements, please contact the library by phone during our normal business hours. We cannot guarantee that notary services will be available if you do not call ahead.
Be sure to bring a photo ID (license, state-issued ID, or passport). Documents to be notarized may be filled out, but must be unsigned.
Because we are not experts in law or finance, we are unable to notarize some documents including: copy certifications, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, real estate closings, and various types of financial documents. Please call in advance to verify that your document can be notarized at the library if you have any doubts.
This service is provided free of charge.
Additionally, banks, office supply stores, and shipping and mailing services sometimes offer notary services, but may charge a fee.
Enjoy our quiet study area, located in the far back corner of the library by our Historical Room. Enjoy close to absolute silence while you do your work in one of our study carrels!
Note: this is the only quiet study area in the library. While we do ask patrons to be mindful of others, we do allow (and welcome!) talking in most other areas of the library.