Library Policies

Library Policies

The Library’s full policy statement is available here (PDF)

Membership

Randolph and Braintree residents and property taxpayers are entitled to free membership. We extend this privilege to all students attending schools in the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union regardless of residency. All others may become members by paying a non-refundable annual fee of $35. Visitors may purchase a temporary three-month membership for $35 ($26 refundable upon the return of all library materials and surrender of library card). Community organizations may establish a library membership to serve their clientele.

Loan policy

Most items may be borrowed for 3 weeks; best sellers circulate for 2 weeks. Museum passes may be borrowed for 3 days.
While Kimball Library does not charge overdue fines, we gratefully accept “Conscience Box” donations. As a courtesy to all Library members, please return items on time. You may use the bookdrop at the front door when the Library is closed.
We gladly renew items whenever possible.

Meeting space

Local non-profit groups may use the Library’s meeting spaces free of charge. All meetings must be free and open to the public.

Computer usage

Four computers are available free of charge for Internet access, scanning, and common software programs. You may call ahead to reserve one half-hour time slot. Black & white printing costs 15 cents per page; color costs 30 cents per page.
Kimball Library offers wireless access to the Internet.
Kimball Library does not apply technological measures to filter Internet access: such filters have proven to be both ineffective at blocking offensive materials and overzealous in suppressing protected speech. Patrons may choose to use the filtering options available on various search engines. Parents are expected to monitor their child’s use of the Internet. All computer users agree to abide by the Library’s Internet Use Policy.