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New search result display – Enterprise

Today we are working to turn on a new feature in Enterprise. It gives an extra way to view what material formats are available on a title. Here is a pdf explaining what to expect. This is available only in Enterprise, not on the app or in the mobile version. This is something that's been requested and we'll certainly update if it becomes available. 

Library Service Offerings

Be sure to visit the library's website for current hours of operation.
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Acushnet Public Library (508) 998-0270
Apponequet High School 5089472660
Assonet - Hathaway Library (508) 644-2385
Attleboro High School (508) 222-5150 x1228
Attleboro Public Library (508) 222-0157
Beckwith Middle School (508) 252-5080
Berkley Public Library (508) 822-3329
Bridgewater Public Library (508) 697-3331
Carver Public Library (508) 866-3415
Dartmouth Public Library - North Branch (508) 999-0728
Dartmouth - Southworth Library (508) 999-0726
Dighton Elementary School 508-910-0900 x2402
Dighton Middle School (508) 669-4200
Dighton Public Library (508) 669-6421
Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School 5082525025
Durfee High School - Keeley Library 508.675.8100 x41809
East Bridgewater Central School (508) 378-8204
East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School (508) 378-8214 x1012
East Bridgewater Public Library (508) 378-1616
East Freetown - White Library (508) 763-5344
Easton - Ames Free Library (508) 238-2000
Fairhaven - The Millicent Library (508) 992-5342
Fall River Historic Society - The Charlton Library (508) 679-1071
Fall River Main (508) 324-2700
Foxboro - Ahern Middle School (508) 543-1610 x323
Foxboro - Boyden Library (508) 543-1245
Foxborough High School (508) 543-1616
Halifax - Holmes Public Library (781) 293-2271
Hanson Public Library (781) 293-2151
Lakeville Free Public Library (508) 947-9028
Mansfield Public Library (508) 261-7380
Marion Elizabeth Taber Library (508) 748-1252
Massachusetts Maritime Academy - American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons (508) 830-5034
Mattapoisett Public Library (508) 758-4171
Middleborough Public Library (508) 946-2470
New Bedford Bookmobile 508-991-6214
New Bedford Casa da Saudade (508) 991-6218
New Bedford High (508) 997-4511 x2354
New Bedford Howland Green (508) 991-6212
New Bedford Lawler (508) 991-6216
New Bedford Main Library (508) 991-6275
New Bedford Wilks (508) 991-6214
Norfolk - Freeman Kennedy School (508) 528-1266 x1330
Norfolk H. Olive Day School (508) 541-5475 x2012
Norfolk Public Library (508) 528-3380 x2
North Attleboro - Richards Memorial Library (508) 699-0122
Norton Public Library (508) 285-0265
Palmer River Elementary School (508) 252-5100
Pembroke Public Library (781) 293-6771
Plainville Public Library (508) 695-1784
Plympton Public Library (781) 585-4551
Raynham Public Library (508) 823-1344
Rehoboth - Blanding Public Library (508) 252-4236
Rochester - Joseph Plumb Memorial Library (508)763-8600
SAILS Headquarters (508) 946-8600 x211
Seekonk - Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School Library (508) 761-7570
Seekonk - George R. Martin School (508) 336-7558
Seekonk - Mildred H. Aitken School (508) 336-5230
Seekonk High School Library (508) 336-7272
Seekonk Public Library (508) 336-8230
Somerset Berkley Regional High School (508) 324-3115 x543
Somerset Public Library (508) 646-2829
Southeastern Regional School District (508) 230-1200
Swansea Free Public Library (508) 674-9609
Taunton Public Library (508) 821-1410
Wareham - Spinney Branch (508) 291-3095
Wareham Free Library (508) 295-2343
West Bridgewater Public Library (508) 894-1255
Westport Free Public Library (508) 636-1100
Wrentham Public Schools Library - Delaney School (508) 384-5430
Wrentham - Fiske Library 508-384-5440
Wrentham Public Schools Library - Roderick School (508) 384-5435

SAILS COVID-19 UPDATE

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the libraries in the SAILS network want to let you know the measures we are taking to provide service to our patrons and students during this period. Our libraries are committed to delivering essential services while also protecting the health and safety of staff and all of our users.

The below information has been updated as of 1/23/2021.

Library closings

Please see our COVID-19 Reopenings list to see which libraries are offering curbside and no-contact pickup services and which are providing in-person service. Please contact your library directly to find out what services they are offering.

Your library checkouts

Because libraries are quarantining materials after they are returned, there will be a delay in checking those items in. They may be listed on your account for several days after you return them. You may also receive overdue or auto-renewal notices for items that have been returned, but have not yet completed quarantine. The COVID-19 Reopenings list also lists the quarantine periods for our libraries. If checked-out material is still listed on your account a week after returning items, please contact your library.

Consult our COVID-19 Reopenings list to see which libraries are currently accepting returns. In some cases, libraries may only accept returns at specific hours or through the bookdrop. Please contact your library for further details.

Most public libraries are using standard due dates for materials again. Please contact your library with any questions about due date. You can find due dates for materials checked out on your card by logging into your account.

Your holds

The statewide delivery system that transports materials among our libraries has resumed service for most SAILS public libraries, but some are still unable to accept delivery. Please be patient while the delivery system catches up on the backlog of holds.

Most, but not all, holds that were suspended during the pandemic have been unsuspended. All holds for public library patrons suspended by the network were unsuspended as of August 31.

Please understand that, with quarantine periods for materials, holds are not filling as quickly as usual. We thank you for your patience as we go through this process.

Online materials

All of our libraries provide access to online materials. E-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines are available through the SAILS Overdrive collection. We recommend using the Libby app to access these resources. 

Your library may also have online collections available. Be sure to visit their web sites to see what else may be available to use while you’re at home.

For people who do not yet have a library card, you can easily sign up for a card by filling out the form at https://www.sailsinc.org/my-account/get-a-library-card/. During the COVID-19 epidemic, this card will be good for two months before you need to visit a library to upgrade it to a permanent card.

If you are unable to access resources due to an expired card, please contact your library to see if it can be extended.

Contact your library if you have further questions.

COVID-19 Closings

Dear patrons, As you know, most public spaces are needing to close their doors to protect the most at risk in our communities. People working in our libraries want to be able to help and give and the best way to do that in this case, is to stop for a bit. We have several libraries closed for the coming days. Here is a list and it will continue to be updated as needed.in this case, https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18e0DczuQP4-lN8nvJER-mdvWyJN5zLnPiC4V44d3goI/edit?usp=sharing

However, on a happier note, we do have tons of titles you can get online with your library card! You can get to the digital titles from Enterprise, our online catalog. Log in with you barcode and see what your library has to offer. It's a lot! Pick your library at the top of this page and download right from the catalog.

Managing available holds with “deliver later”

When a hold becomes available for you, you'll receive an email and a notification in your library's OverDrive collection. You have three days to borrow the hold or have it delivered later if you're not ready to read it.

Delivering a hold later means you stay at the front of the wait list, but pass the current copy to the next person in line.

Find details at: https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/2265.htm

Commonwealth Catalog

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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.

Login to the Commonwealth Catalog


  

Current participants include:

  • Bridgewater State University
  • CLAMS, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing
  • C/W MARS, Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing
  • FLO, Fenway Library Organization*
  • HELM, High Education Libraries of Massachusetts
  • MassCat Massachusetts Library System
  • MBLN, Metro Boston Library Network (including the Boston Public Library)
  • MLN, Minuteman Library Network
  • MVLC, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
  • NOBLE, North of Boston Library Exchange
  • OCLN, Old Colony Library Network
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst*
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth*

* These libraries/library networks are currently unable to support borrowing and lending via the Commonwealth Catalog. They will resume services in the near future.

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

Borrowing eBooks from Enterprise

How do I use the Enterprise library catalog to check out eBooks or eAudiobooks?

There are several ways to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks: through the OverDrive or Hoopla websites or apps, or through our library catalog. Here’s how to do it through the catalog.

**Note – to directly check out titles from the catalog, you must be logged into the Enterprise catalog with your library card number. Your ALT ID will not work. 

  1. Find the title you’re looking for in the catalog.
  2. Make sure you’ve picked the format you want ( eBook or eAudiobook)
  3. Find the vendor (OverDrive or Hoopla). Have you borrowed from that vendor before?
    1. Yes, I have borrowed from that vendor before:
      1. Click the Checkout button and enter your library card number and PIN.
      2. Choose the Checkout Option that works with your device. Not sure? Choose HTML (eBooks) or OverDrive Listen (OverDrive eAudiobooks) to keep your options open.
      3. To read the book, download the checkout in your app (if you are using an app), or read the title in your browser through the vendor’s site.
    2. No, I have never borrowed from that vendor before:
      1. Visit the vendor site, OverDrive or Hoopla, or app to find the title and borrow the eBook or eAudiobook there.

We’re here to help! If you would like additional assistance, please contact your library, or try these FAQs:

How do I use OverDrive?

How do I use the Libby app for OverDrive?

More Answers To Questions About Our Downloadable Book Collection – SAILS Overdrive FAQ

SAILS Mobile – library to go

Get the SAILS Mobile app in the Google Play and Apple stores!

Top Features
  • Search the SAILS’ catalog: Search for items by title, author, subject, or general keyword and place holds on interesting items.
  • Manage your account: Keep track of your account – view your checked-out items, holds, fines, and account information.
  • Pay fines online with a credit card.
  • Search by barcode: Use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on a book, CD, DVD, or other item at a friend’s house or bookstore and search for available copies in the SAILS’ Network.
  • You can link accounts to manage your family’s checkouts and holds, all in the same place.


Overdrive – SAILS Digital Library

Libby is the recommended app for our Overdrive titles.

Overdrive

The older Overdrive app still works…
Get our downloadable books (MP3 & EPUB) directly to your mobile device.

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  • Audiobook sleep timer: Set the timer and your book shuts off when you do.
  • Sepia eBook display: Enjoy easy-on-the-eyes reading that looks just like a paper book.
  • eBook orientation lock: Enable this setting, and you can rock without the roll!
  • Return eBooks right after reading so you can dive into the next one.

Choose your device and download


Enterprise Catalog

The SAILS online catalog, Enterprise, is a mobile-friendly site.


Library Card Management Apps

With the new SAILS Mobile App, you no longer need to use another app to manage your library card. However, if you already use the following apps, they do work with the SAILS cards.

Cover artCardStar: “Go Cardless with CardStar™ from Constant Contact. Fast, easy & secure! LIGHTEN YOUR WALLET and move your plastic loyalty cards, reward cards and membership cards to your phone so you never miss out on a reward, discount, or deal again.” Download for Android or Download for iPhone

Cover artKey Ring: “Never carry loyalty, membership, or library cards again! Key Ring is the app for loyalty cards and savings while shopping. Plan, save, and organize by carrying your cards, stores’ weekly ads, coupons, and your shopping lists – all in one app.” Download for Android or Download for iPhone

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Do you know as a patron of a SAILS member library, you have access to the terrific reader's advisory tool, Novelist? Since we have NovelistPlus, content spans all ages! The subscription started on July 1st and in the Enterprise catalog, you can go to the item details page and view the added content from Novelist. You can also go direct to Novelist. We currently have a page on the SAILS website you can log in after selecting your library. Here is the page: http://wp.me/P6JtVr-2iQ. There is also a powerpoint tutorial showing available features.