Updated March 24, 2020
The Norwell Public Library's temporary location at 1207 Washington Street in Hanover closed effective March 15, 2020 and it will remain closed until further notice. This is a precautionary measure in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to protect the public, staff, and volunteers. Rest assured that access to the library's e-resources is always available and staff is working hard to purchase additional digital content, promote e-resources and improve access for current and new library cardholders. Answers to frequently asked questions are provided below.
Where can I find information and updates on the COV-ID 19 pandemic?
For Coronavirus information and updates, visit the Town of Norwell website here.
What e-resources can I access from home with my library card?
Norwell Public Library e-resources are available 24/7 to library cardholders. Visit NPL's E-Resources Brochure to learn more. All of these resources can be accessed through the library's website, norwellpubliclibrary.org. Some resources also offer a user-friendly app for your mobile device.
In addition to NPL e-resources, all Massachusetts residents have access to e-resources through Library for the Commonwealth at the Boston Public Library. Click here to learn more.
I don't have a Norwell Public Library card. How can I get one so that I can access the library's e-resources?
If you don't have a library card, you can register for an e-card here. An e-card will allow you to access the Old Colony Library Network's shared content, including OverDrive/Libby, RBDigital magazines, the New York Times, and Newsbank.
In an effort to provide e-card users with access to NPL e-resources as well as OCLN shared content, library staff will monitor e-card registrations and update them with a Norwell barcode. It is important that you provide your email address when you register for an e-card so that we can send you your new barcode.
What do I do if I have a library card but I am not able to connect to the library's e-resources?
If you have a library card but cannot connect to the library's e-resources, it could be that your card is no longer valid. Library cards are removed from the system if they have not been used in 3 years. You can register for an e-card here.
What if my library card is blocked due to fees that I previously owed?
All blocked cards (accounts owing $15 or more) have been temporarily unblocked in order to allow ALL patrons with active cards the ability to access e-resources.
What should I do with the items I currently have checked out?
Please hang on to your library checkouts until the library reopens.
Will I be charged late fees while the library is closed?
No, you will not be charged late fees while the library is closed.
Who should I contact if I have more questions or need assistance?