We have discovered that the notices sent on September 9th included some 7 day overdue notices. This has been corrected and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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Libraries and Coronavirus - FAQs
June 3, 2020
Many say that libraries are not essential. However, if you are an avid reader, being without books for the last couple of months has been a major withdrawal. The Richards Memorial Library is pleased to start curbside pick-up, beginning the week of June 8th.
To order books, you must have a valid CW-Mars card with less than $10.00 in fines and no overdue materials.
Please follow this procedure for books under this policy.
2. You may call the library at (508) 754-0793 and a staff member will be
be happy to place the hold for you.
2. During good weather, the bags of books will be on a table outside in the front with your name on it. In the event of inclement weather, we will have them in the vestibule as you walk in. You may call from the parking lot and we will be glad to put them out the door for you.
3. PLEASE do not enter the main part of the library at any time.
4. We are unable to allow browsing at this time.
5. Please practice social distancing and if you can, wear a mask during pick-up. If someone is picking up, please wait your turn.
6. If you are elderly and do not feel comfortable with picking up , please contact Cindy Love at the Paxton Senior Center (508) 756-2833 or email clove@townofPaxton.net and she may be able to use the van and deliver to you.
7. Please be patient as we navigate our new “normal” and move toward a virus-free and safe future.
Therefore, If you check your account, you may still see items on your account for up to a week.
2. We also would appreciate it if you would limit your checkouts to a maximum of 10 books at a time.
3. If another library has the material you want, please call them and see if it is available for you to pick-up there. Each library has its own policy.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS - PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CALL US AT 508 754-0793
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU.
We are pleased to share that hold redelivery is now live. This feature gives you more control over your holds, helping your library connect more readers to the right book at the right time.To support this feature, the auto-checkout setting has been removed from the OverDrive collection. Going forward, users will receive a notification when a hold is available prompting them to either borrow the book, select “deliver later,” or cancel the hold.
Your privacy is important to us! We are adding more account security to better protect user privacy.
Beginning on January 21, 2020 please use your password/pin along with your library card number to access the CW MARS OverDrive collection for placing holds and checking out library econtent (ebooks, emagazines and audiobooks).
Use the same credentials as your CW MARS account login.
For more details visit the My Account help page.
To reset your account password see the Password Reset page.
For assistance, please contact the Richards Memorial Library at (508) 754-0793.
January 6, 2020
Residents across the Commonwealth now have access to five new research databases with topics ranging from genealogy and career transitions to science. Library databases contain vetted reliable information, making them an indispensable research tool for students of all ages who frequently turn to the internet for help with school projects. The five new databases are described below.
Career Transitions provides guidance and essential activities to both current job seekers and those investigating new career options. Key features include resume and cover letter creation support, interactive interview practice, and tools to match previous work or military experience to potential career paths.
Opposing Viewpoints covers timely issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
HeritageQuest Online Powered by Ancestry® provides access to more than 4.4 billion records. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
ProQuest Research Companion helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.
ProQuest Science Database is a growing resource of 7.3 million full text articles from over 1,600 sources. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature. It
supports the needs of students studying applied and general sciences.
Databases are made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Massachusetts Library System.