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Library Services

 
Available at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library:
 
  • Books in regular and large print
  • Audiobooks in CD, Playaway, and downloadable formats
  • Movies on DVD
  • Music CDs
  • Boardbooks, games, toys, movies, audiobooks, and magazines for children
  • Newspapers, magazines and on-line databases
  • Computers for public use (internet access, e-mail, word processing)
  • Mobile Hotspots for a one week checkout
  • Delivery service for requested materials
  • Museum Passes
  • Adult and children's programs

Library Material Reservation

 
Placing a request is an option when all copies of an item are checked out.
 
When you request a book, video or other library material, your name is put on a list of people waiting for the item. You can request that the item be sent to any CLAMS library. When the item becomes available you will be contacted by e-mail or phone.
 
Please note that requests cannot be placed on the following items:
  • Reference materials
  • Non-circulating materials
  • Materials marked "Local Interest" or "Non-request" at other libraries
  • Rental and Express materials
You may reserve materials in several ways:
  • by accessing the CLAMS catalog from your home computer
  • by using the on-line catalog within the library
  • by calling on the phone (please have your library card ready).
To reserve library materials on-line:
  • At the CLAMS catalog site click on View My Account.
  • Type your first name in the first box.
  • Enter your barcode number (from the back of your CLAMS card) in the second box. Do not enter spaces.
  • In the third box type your PIN. This is a 4 digit number which you can sign up for at the library.
  • Click SUBMIT.
  • On the next screen click on Search the Catalog and search for your items.
  • As you find each item, click the REQUEST box. In the next window choose your pickup location. It is not necessary to choose a cancellation date.
  • You should then get a new screen telling you  your request was successful!
  • Remember to LOGOUT.

Tech Help Appointments

The Jonathan Bourne Public Library is pleased to offer our patrons Tech Help appointments. They are one-on-one technology appointments with the library staff’s Information Systems Librarian. These trainings are designed to help familiarize patrons with common computer and internet functions in order to encourage digital literacy in our community.

Tech Help appointments can cover the following:

  •        Basic computer skills
  •        OverDrive and Commonwealth eBook collection for free eBooks and Audiobooks
  •        Library resources such as online databases, Zinio, Hoopla, Freegal, Mango, etc.
  •        Email/Internet basics
  •        Social media
  •        Office productivity software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)
  •        Usage of patron owned devices such as eReaders, tablets, and smartphones
  •        Basic computer troubleshooting
  •        Other computer or technology-related questions

Tech Help appointments policies are as follows:

  •       Appointments can be between 15-20 minutes depending on the topic.
  •       Patrons can book 2 appointments per month.
  •       Appointments are made based on your preferred time and staff availability.
  •       Library staff cannot be held responsible for damage to patron-owned equipment.

Tech Help appointments can be booked by emailing the Information Services Librarian at srose@bournelibrary.org or calling 508-759-0600, ext. 6105. If possible, please contact us one week prior to request an appointment. Provide a brief description of your technology needs, your electronic device or devices, and also a few dates and times that you’d prefer to meet. On the day of your appointment, please make sure to bring any devices, cables, and manuals you may need.

We will do our best to accommodate all requests.