Howard Seminary for Women -Students taking an exam. Find this and other postcards on our digial history site.
SAILS celebrated its 20th anniversary July 1, 2015. In many ways SAILS is a model of how a library network can provide exceptional return on investment for dollars spent on membership. SAILS is the only network in Massachusetts that successfully merged two separate networks into one. It was one of the first networks to provide its members with a platform for storing and displaying historically significant images and documents. It is the only network in the state that offers patrons the option of receiving automated telephone notifications. It is the only network in the state that allows patrons to opt into viewing their checkout histories. It is the only network that welcomes diverse libraries – K-12 and special. SAILS was the first network to provide patrons with downloadable audio books. SAILS breaks the mold and forges its own path to ensure that the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts have exceptional library services. It couldn’t have been done without the dedication of the directors who were committed to coming together to create a vibrant and forward thinking organization.
SAILS member libraries are now offering online bill payment. You may pay bill using your Discover, MasterCard, or VISA credit/debit card. The SAILS Library Network and your Public Library now provide the ability to securely pay fines and fees on your library account. There is a $.50 credit card processing fee per transaction, not per individual fine paid. You will need your library card and PIN to log into the online catalog. Follow this link: http://www.sailsinc.org and select your library. Log into the Enterprise catalog by Clicking on My Account at the top of the page. Under the fines tab you'll see the option to pay your fines. Please contact your library if you have any questions.
The SAILS FY'15 Annual Report is now published at: http://www.sailsinc.org/AnnualReport2015.pdf - come read what we've been up to!
Congratulations on the Plumb Library of Rochester's new website!
Don't miss another good book. Signup for Bookletters alerts today! You choose the alerts that interest you. It's the easy way to decide what to read, watch or listen to next! For those who still get the old favorites notices, this will be a much better solution. *Subscribing to a list will not automatically place a hold for you. See all the mailing lists to choose from in Enterprise, our online catalog.
How did past residents of Southeastern, MA stay cool in the summer? Go to the SAILS digital history collections Summer Exhibit to find out!
The Commonwealth Catalog is similar to the Virtual Catalog. The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond your local library’s resources. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for quick pickup. You know what you want — let the Commonwealth Catalog help you get it.
Have you tried the new listening option for audiobooks, called OverDrive Listen? Similar to OverDrive Read for eBooks, OverDrive Listen offers the same ease of use; simply browse, borrow, and listen right in your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser. Using OverDrive Listen, you can add bookmarks, take notes, or make highlights. This additional listening option has been automatically added to MP3 audiobooks in your digital collection (where publisher permits). There is no action required on your part.