The Elizabeth Taber Library is a member of the SAILS library network, a group of over 60 libraries in southern Massachusetts linked by a common computer database, a “computerized card catalog”. Your library card gives you access to materials in any library in the network, as well as its on-line databases.
1. Any person 5 years or older may apply for a library card by presenting a legal form of identification with address. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to apply for a library card. When applying for a library card, please consider becoming a member of the Marion Library Association, our Friends of the Library organization.
2. Replacing a lost library card costs $3.00.
Please have your library card with you to check out an item!
1. Books, magazines and sound recordings and CDs:
2. Video Tapes and DVDs:
Reference materials cannot be checked out; they are for use in the library.
You will need your library card and your PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) to reserve items.
We have one computer dedicated to allowing patrons to search our “online card catalog”. Use them to find materials owned by all or any of the libraries in the SAILS network, to place holds, and to use the SAILS and SEMLS databases.
Available in 1/2 hour increments by signing in with your library card or guest pass. Parents are responsible for their childrens’ use of the Internet; please supervise them. Printing costs $.25 per page or $1 for color.
$1 per page
$.25 cents per page
Advisory to Internet Users and Parents
Material on the internet may be inaccurate, deceptive, distasteful, or illegal. Parents should guide their children’s access to the internet, TV, movies, books and magazines.
No “filtering software” censors this Library’s computers, because the Federal Courts have found that such software interferes with constitutionally protected speech.
You have a legal right to privacy. Library staff will not interfere with anyone’s access to information, within the limits of state and/or federal law.
No one may use Library computers to receive or transmit material harmful to minors, pornographic images of children, or materials that are obscene, dangerous, harmful or unlawful.
“Hacking” with Library computers is illegal.
Criminals have frequently used the internet to set up fraud, and even kidnappings. For your own safety, never disclose personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, social security number, computer passwords, credit card account numbers, or school location to strangers whom you know only over the internet.
The Library discourages the use of e-mail, instant messaging and chat rooms on its computers.
Unattended Children – Young children may not be left unattended in the Library; we do not have the staff or facilities to ensure their welfare.
Cell phones – As a courtesy to other library patrons, cell phone use must be limited to the outer lobby area.
Patron Behavior Policy
The Elizabeth Taber Library encourages people of all ages to visit the library. Those using the library and its resources have the right to expect a safe, comfortable environment that supports appropriate library services. Use of the Library requires respect for others who are also enjoying the library facilities and services. Certain activities are inconsistent with the mission of the Library and will not be tolerated. Among these are the following:
Shoes and shirts must be worn in the library
Cell phone use: cell phones should be set to silent or vibrate mode; keep conversations short and speak softly; conduct long conversations outside.
Parents are responsible for ensuring the safety and appropriate behavior of their children. The library has an established policy on unattended children in the library. If a child is disruptive when a parent is present, the library staff will make every effort to speak to the parent so that they can handle the situation. If the parent is not readily available, the staff may need to approach the disruptive child so that the behavior can stop.
We set these guidelines so that all who use our facility may feel their library visit is pleasant and safe.