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Museum Passes at Libraries

As a SAILS library card holder you can use any of the passes from any library unless indicated otherwise. You must pick up and return your pass to the same library. Make sure you have your library card with you when picking up passes from other libraries.
  • Passes marked in red are for residents only
  • Pass policies are determined by local library
  • “X” indicates that the library has the pass - please contact the library to reserve
  • “O” indicates that you may reserve the pass online; - please click on the “o” to reserve

Museum Passes

Through the generosity of many charitable organizations, friends' associations, civic groups, businesses and individuals, most libraries in the SAILS network offer reduced-price or free admission to area museums. Each library uses their own set of rules, so please visit their web site or call the library for further information. List of passes for all SAILS member libraries. Please note this is for informational purposes and should be verified with the library. The following libraries are using an online reservation system that allows library card holders to reserve passes through a web site.

Circulation Technician

Middleborough Public Library

Part Time Circulation Technician


12 hours/week (Evenings and Saturdays)
Routine clerical and direct service work in connection with library services and related
activities; all other related work as required.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director or her/his designee.
Performs varied routine library functions in accordance with prescribed procedures which
require constant attention to detail and accuracy.

Job Environment:
Work is performed under typical library conditions; it requires frequent interaction with library
patrons, staff and volunteers.
Essential Responsibilities:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
• Provides circulation and basic reference services for patrons.
• Performs a variety of related clerical functions.
• Aids in various phases of operation at the front desk: answers the telephone, provides
basic directional reference and reader advisory services; issues library cards; checks
books and other library materials in and out; handles monies for library-related services;
assists patrons in the use of library facilities and in locating library materials; shelves and
maintains collection in proper order.
• Assists library volunteers, as needed.
• Updates patron records and performs miscellaneous filing and computer data entry
• Handles a variety of requests from patrons related to computer help, our digital catalog,
and various online resources available.
• Assists with museum pass requests, meeting room/study room reservations, and any
special project related or similar to library clerical duties.
• Operates computers, printers and all other standard office and library equipment.
Troubleshooting capabilities for various electronics will also be necessary.


High school diploma with some college coursework and six months of experience in library
services (preferred); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary: $17.19 to $25.25 per hour (in 9 annual steps)

Closing Date: 02/17/2023

Contact Information: 

Please email a completed employment application, a resume, and a cover letter to:

The Town of Middleborough is an equal opportunity employer

Commonwealth 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.

Please search the SAILS Enterprise catalog first. If the material you want is not available in the catalog, please log in below to use the Commonwealth Catalog. For additional assistance, please contact your local library.

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Funding for the Commonwealth Catalog provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Itemcat3 updates

SAILS will have completed the itemcat3 updates to the database by October 3,2016. This means that starting next Monday when you add items to the database you must be sure to enter an itemcat1 (used for circulation) itemcat2 (used to define audience for the item) and itemcat3 (broad categories for reporting.) We are not going to be doing any verification that these values are being added so if there is a problem next July with reports we won't be aware. This is also something you can't run reports for in Directors Station - it doesn't know about the itemcategory 3. If you are unsure of what categories to use here are the definitions as set up by the MBLC: Name - Description AUDIO - Compact discs, cassettes etc., Playaways for books, etc. BOOKS -BOOKS DAUDIO -Downloadable audio (audiobooks, music) DVIDEO -Downloadable video E-BOOKS -E-books ELECTRONIC - Materials in electronic format (including CD-ROM and video games) MICROFORMS - Materials in microforms (fiche rolls, etc.) MISC - Miscellaneous (ebook readers, museum passes, equipment, puppets, kits, board games, art, etc.) PERIODICAL - Print periodicals, newspapers and other print serials (including scholarly or scientific journals) VIDEO - DVDs/Blu-ray discs/VHS, Playaway View, etc.

Value of Service

If you had to purchase materials borrowed through the network last year, it would cost $44,109,567 in a retail store. This includes print books, audio books, videos & DVDs, and downloadable books.

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This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association. How the values were calculated.



Articles Online

All databases are funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System

Massachusetts Library Directory - Search virtual resources
List of databases with full-text magazine, scholarly journals and e-reference books covering all subjects, as well as The New York Times.
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