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How do I obtain a library card?
Library cards are free! Adults must present a valid photo ID with their name and address in order to obtain a library card.
What is the replacement fee for a lost library card?
Library cards are good for 2 years from the date you receive one. If you lose your library card before it expires, the replacement fee is $1.00. Replacement for expired cards is free.
How can I renew library materials?
You can renew your library materials online, in person, or by phone.
What if my address, phone number, or e-mail address changes?
Please let us know as soon as your information changes so we can update your account. 
What are the loan periods for various library materials?
Books are loaned for 3 weeks
Magazines are loaned for 1 week
DVDs are loaned for 1 week
What are the fines for various library materials?
As of January 1st, 2018, we are fine free!  We no longer charge fines on any of our items, however, if an item is overdue past four weeks, patrons will be charged the full replacement cost of the item.  Please note that items owned by other libraries are subject to fines in accordance with the owning library's fine policies.
What if I lost or damaged an item I borrowed from the library?
You must pay the replacement cost of a lost or damaged library item. Please speak with a staff member to make arrangements.
Does the library have computers for public use?
The library has a total of 8 computers available for public use. You must use your valid library card barcode to use a computer.
Can I use my laptop in the library?
Yes, the library provides free wifi. No, you cannot print from your laptop.
Does the library have a copier for public use?
Yes, the library has a copier for public use. Black & white photocopies are $.15 each and color photocopies are $.40 each.
Does the library have a fax machine for public use?
Yes, the library has a fax machine for public use. The fee is $1.00 per page for both sending and receiving a fax. The fax number is: (508) 347-2872.

How do I make a monetary donation to the library?
Please click here to be taken to our online donations page, or mail your payment made payable to "The Friends of the Joshua Hyde Library" to 306 Main St., Sturbridge, MA  01566.