Circulation Policy and Procedures

Requests and Recalls

Requests for items, including the library's newest materials, can be made online at the Catalog section of this website. You will need your borrower barcode (barcode on library card) and your PIN, which is the last four digits of your phone number. You will be notified by email when your materials are ready for pick-up. Notification by telephone may be requested in lieu of an email. Requested materials will be held for self-pickup near the circulation desk for seven days.

A library item may be subject to recall when the loan period is due. You may request a recall on any item at the circulation desk. The Circulation Librarians will make every reasonable attempt to retrieve the item and will inform you when it is available. This item will be held for self pick-up near the circulation desk for seven days after notification.


  • FEBRUARY 18 & 19, 2018 in observance of Presidents' Day holiday











  • DEC 23, 24, and 25 in observance of Christmas
  • DEC 31 and JAN 1 in observance of New Year’s Day


Monday 9-8
Tuesday 9-8
Wednesday 9-8
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 1-4



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Ipswich, MA  01938


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